Libya’s rogue general and the democratic struggle

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When militia forces led by a rogue general stormed Libya’s parliament on May 18, the crisis in the country took on a new dimensions. How much support did the controversial General Khalifa Hifter enjoy among the Libyan people? How much foreign backing did he have? Could he get away this sensational “coup” – as some are calling it? For many who are aware of Hifter’s background, there was little doubt that the affair had to be taken seriously. Hifter, former army chief of staff under the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been leading an armed revolt, dubbed “Operation Dignity”. Aimed at eradicating Islamists from parliament, it blamed them for fueling chaos and the rise of…

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