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Two Teen Peace Activists Killed During "Black Friday" Assassinations In Benghazi

Two well-known youth activists were reportedly among the ten people gunned down in Benghazi over a 24-hour period.

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Two teenagers who fought for peace in Libya were killed during a wave of assassinations in Benghazi, Libya on Friday.

A former head of the Libyan air force and a prominent Muslim cleric were also killed, the Washington Post reported.

No group has taken responsibility for the assassinations and it is unclear if the attacks were coordinated.

RIP #TawfikBensaud and #SamiKawafi they smiled and hoped together, and died together ..Libya mourns you today

Asma @LibyanBentBladi

RIP #TawfikBensaud and #SamiKawafi they smiled and hoped together, and died together ..Libya mourns you today

7:53 AM - 20 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Following reports of their deaths, grieving supporters circulated photos of Tawfik Bensaud and Sami Elkawafi on social media.

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"Smile, you are in #Benghazi", Tawfik Bensaud (@TBensaud) truly loved his city and his country. Taken from us today.

Libyan Youth Movmnt@ShababLibya

"Smile, you are in #Benghazi", Tawfik Bensaud (@TBensaud) truly loved his city and his country. Taken from us today.

8:35 PM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#TawfikBensaud ! We had beautiful memories together ! If you don't know him ! The last pic sums him up ! #Libya

Aladdin Attiga@alladdinno

#TawfikBensaud ! We had beautiful memories together ! If you don't know him ! The last pic sums him up ! #Libya

12:11 AM - 20 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sami Elkawafi (@sami_Elkawafi) whose voice was considered too powerful to ignore by cowards,silenced #Benghazi #libya

Libyan Youth Movmnt@ShababLibya

Sami Elkawafi (@sami_Elkawafi) whose voice was considered too powerful to ignore by cowards,silenced #Benghazi #libya

9:40 AM - 20 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The "Black Friday" killings in Benghazi are the latest in a rash of violence in Libya. Some of those killed were shot while riding in cars, while others were stopped at fake checkpoints, the Guardian reported.

Five senior army officers were among those killed.

Benghazi's Black Friday: some 12 assassinations in 24 hours including 2 teenage activists. Benghazi suffers & cui bono? #Libya

Mary Fitzgerald@MaryFitzger

Benghazi's Black Friday: some 12 assassinations in 24 hours including 2 teenage activists. Benghazi suffers & cui bono? #Libya

2:36 AM - 20 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tensions are rising in Libya with protesters calling for the removal of Libya's parliament which is based in the eastern city of Tobruk

Ismail Zitouny / Reuters

Supporters of Operation Dawn, a group of forces mainly from Misrata, demonstrated against the Libyan parliament at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli on Sept. 19.

Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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