BOSTON (Reuters) - Six companies of Boston firefighters on Wednesday battled a large blaze that engulfed multiple buildings in the city's residential eastern section, fire officials said. Live television images showed a plume of smoke hanging over the city's east near Logan International Airport. It was not immediately clear if anyone had been injured in the fire, which was reported at 8:35 a.m. ET. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Bill Trott)
Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty. Intense fighting in Benghazi has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in their fight against the country's powerful militias. The special forces are one of the units of Libya's regular armed forces that support rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar but have not placed themselves under his command.