Smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a building after clashes between rival militias, in an area at Alswani road in Tripoli August 2, 2014. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A day of militia fighting for control of the international airport in Libya's capital Tripoli has killed 22 people, the interim government said Sunday.Libya is in the grip of its worst violence since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.The fighting Saturday came as more than three-quarters of Libya's newly elected parliament met for the first time in Tobrouk, a city near the Egyptian border chosen by a prominent anti-Islamist politician, signaling a swing against Islamist parties and extremist militias.The presence of that many members of parliament -- all elected as independents -- suggests most lawmakers are not affiliated to the Islamist factions that dominated Libya's outgoing interim parliament.
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