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August 25, 2014 10:40 am

Islamist Militants in Libya Seize Control of Tripoli Airport

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Libyan flag above the communications tower in Al Bayda - Libya.

Bloomberg – An alliance of Islamist militias said it wrested control of Tripoli’s international airport from a rival force after weeks of fighting that triggered an exodus of foreigners and threatened to plunge Libya deeper into chaos.

Libya’s defunct, Islamist-dominated parliament said it would temporarily resume its sessions, the state-run Libya News Agency reported, a move that may set the stage for dueling legislatures amid a leadership vacuum.

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