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  6/28/2013, Tammuz 20, 5773

Libyan Defense Minister Dismissed due to Fatal Violence


Prime Minister Ali Zadan fired Defense Minister Mohammed Al-Barghathi, Thursday, following three days of gunfights in Tripoli between militias working for the defense and interior ministries, according to the Associated Press. Zidan told a news conference that the militias will be forced out of the capital.

Anonymous security officials said ten people had died in the fighting and dozens were wounded. On Wednesday, two people were killed and 16 wounded when three car bombs exploded in the southern city of Sabha.