A general view is seen of the passenger terminal of Tripoli international airport August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aimen Elsahli
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The Libyan General National Council, which was replaced in an election in June, reconvened Monday in order to choose an Islamist-backed prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each backed by armed factions.The development came after armed factions from the western city of Misrata, which backed the GNC, forced a rival faction from Zintan out of Tripoli's main airport Saturday, after a month of fighting that has come to symbolize the country's deep divisions.The Islamist power grab in Tripoli Monday coincided with a meeting in Cairo of diplomats from countries neighboring Libya, in which the participants called for an international push to disband the myriad of militias.Libya's neighbors agreed not to intervene in Libyan affairs to end chaos and clashes, calling instead for a national dialogue, according to the final communique issued after the meeting.
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