DTN News - LIBYA UNREST: Gunmen Storm Libyan Parliament in 'Campaign Against Islamists'
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - May 20, 2014: Heavily armed gunmen stormed Libya’s parliament with anti-aircraft weapons on Sunday in an assault claimed by forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar who has vowed to purge the country of Islamist militants.
In a confusing, chaotic attack, heavy smoke rose from the parliament building in Tripoli as gunmen clashed with guards. A Reuters reporter said the attackers raided and left, and other unknown gunmen later closed off nearby streets.
Another witness said attackers had kidnapped two people and heavy gunfire could be heard across other parts of Tripoli, where rival brigades of former rebels have often clashed since ending their 2011 war against Muammar Gaddafi.
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