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  אייר 19, 5774 , 19/05/14

Gunmen Storm Libyan Parliament

Forces apparently loyal to a rogue Libyan general said on Sunday they had suspended parliament after earlier leading a military assault against lawmakers, reports The Associated Press (AP).

A commander in the military police in Libya read a statement announcing the suspension on behalf of a group led by General Khalifa Hifter, a one-time rebel commander who said the U.S. backed his efforts to topple former leader Muammar Qaddafi in the 1990s.

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