Libya's rogue general gains stream of new allies

May 21, 2014 1:33 PM

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's Interior Ministry, along with the country's the U.N. ambassador and the commander of the air force, backed a renegade general's offensive against Islamist lawmakers and extremist militias, further building support Wednesday for a campaign the government has described as a coup.

The show of support for Gen. Khalifa Hifter appears to have triggered a heavy backlash.

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