Libya: Islamist militias called to face general

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s parliament chief ordered Islamist-led militias to deploy in the capital Tripoli on Monday, trying to impose control after forces loyal to a renegade general stormed the legislature’s building, in a move that raises the potential for a showdown between rival militias. The revolt by Gen. Khalifa Hifter threatens to detonate the volatile divisions plaguing Libya since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. For the past three years, multiple militias have run rampant in the North African nation — some with al-Qaida-style extremist ideologies. The central government has almost no authority and the military and police remain shattered since…

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