Libya on the brink

May 22, 2014 3:55 AM

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Libya is tipping toward all-out civil war as rival militias take sides for and against an attempted coup led by a renegade general that has pushed the central government towards disintegration.

In a move likely to deepen the crisis, the army chief of staff, whose regular forces are weak and ill-armed, called on Islamist-led militias to help preserve the government. His call came after forces commanded by General Khalifa Hifter stormed the parliament building in Tripoli at the weekend, afte...

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