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Gunmen try to kill head of army

December 11, 2011

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Gunmen tried to assassinate the head of the Libyan army Saturday in a bold daylight attack in the country’s capital, setting off hours of intense gunbattles along the main highway to the airport. Assailants in Tripoli also attacked one of Libya’s largest military bases.

The gunmen were believed to be from renegade groups of former rebel fighters. The violence deepens concerns about unity among the ex-rebels — many of whom remain heavily armed — while the police and military struggle to restructure their forces after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi.

Military officials said revolutionary fighters from the western mountain town of Zintan were likely behind the violence. They spoke on condition of anonymity because an investigation was still under way.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 4 months ago

"The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within." -- Mohandas Gandhi

Getaroom 3 years, 4 months ago

Perhaps, favored status Israel will learn that as well one day, as they force deeper into Palestinian territories to build more settlements with impunity. Enslaving perpetrated by the previously enslaved. And the beat goes on.

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