A man using a machine gun mounted on a truck during fightings between rival militias around Tripoli international airport, Libya August 17, 2014. (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Turkia)
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Islamist militias have distanced themselves from jihadists seeking Islamic law in Libya, saying they support a democratic transition, but they are also challenging the legitimacy of the newly elected parliament.In its statement, Fajr Libya accused the parliament elected on June 25 of violating consitutional legitimacy by calling for foreign intervention to solve the chaos gripping the violence-wracked North African nation.Parliament has branded both Islamist groups, Fajr Libya in the west and Ansar al-Shariah in the east, as "terrorist" organizations, and said it will use the army to eradicate them.
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