More than 60 people are reported to have been killed after an attack on a military base in Southern Libya, following clashes between rival factions.

Most of those killed are linked to a faction allied to self-styled General Khalifa Haftar.

The town's mayor, Ibrahim Zami, described some of the killings as a "slaughter".

Libya has been in turmoil since the ousting and killing of long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The two sides are attached to loose and shifting alliances based in the east and west of Libya.