Tensions high in Libya's capital as faction challenges U.N.-backed government

Tensions high in Libya's capital as faction challenges U.N.-backed government
 

Libyan armed brigades allied with rival political leaders in Tripoli have exchanged sporadic gunfire and set up checkpoints in areas they control, challenging the authority of the United Nations-backed government.
Opponents of the U.N.-supported Government of National Unity (GNA) defied it on Friday by taking over a parliamentary building and demanding a new government, triggering a standoff among rival brigades operating in the city.
Since a 2011 uprising toppled autocrat Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has fallen into factional fighting among battalions of former rebels who have turned against one... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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