Radical Militant Group ‘Finished’

A Libyan general says that Ansar al-Sharia, the radical Islamist group thought to have a hand in the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, has disbanded. “It’s individual members may remain. but it is finished as a force, God willing,” said Brig. Gen. Hamed Belkhair on Sunday. Belkhair ordered his troops to protect, rather than stop, civilian protesters who were marching on the bases of Ansar and other groups Friday. But the decision led to fighting as militias were driven from their hideaways. Both Ansar al-Sharia and the Martyrs of Abu Salim have since announced that they are disbanding in Benghazi.