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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 05:48 AM
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Clashes erupt between Libyan militias
Source: CNN International (Jomana Karadsheh)

Clashes erupted Tuesday in Libya's capital between militias from Tripoli and Misrata, killing four people, officials said.

The clashes were over control of a building that previously housed an intelligence center under former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, said Col. Abdul Monem al-Tunsi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry. However, former rebels in Tripoli provided different, and conflicting, accounts of what caused the fighting -- meaning the motivations behind it remain unclear.

AbdelHakim Belhajj, head of the Tripoli Military Council, told reporters that four people were killed, and that an unspecified number of people involved in the incident have been detained.

Al-Tunsi said he was traveling in eastern Libya, but has received reports the situation is "on its way to being resolved." There may be injuries, he said.


Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/03/world/africa/libya-mi...
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