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  1. Gunmen Storm Libyan Parliament, Fighting Erupts

    Fierce fighting hit Tripoli yesterday after forces loyal to a maverick army general stormed Libya’s parliament. Routes to the General National Congress building were reportedly blocked by men with heavy weapons mounted on trucks, and the road to the airport was closed. Residents reported hearing rocket fire. The weekend’s clashes, which killed at least two and injured 66, represent some of the worst violence in the city since the 2011 revolution. Retired General Khalifa Haftar said his forces and allies — reportedly militias from the western city of Zintan — launched the assault to rid the nation of Islamist militants.

    Sources: Reuters, LA Times, CNN

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