24 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

Posted: May 16, 2014 5:06 PM Updated: May 16, 2014 11:28 PM   By ESAM MOHAMED Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Fierce fighting in eastern Libya between army troops loyal to a rogue general and two militias killed 24 people Friday, with the country’s top military official calling the offensive launched without government approval…