Members of the special body tasked to draft a new constitution for Libya and members of the General National Congress (GNC) stand during the national anthem during the body's first meeting in Bayda April 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)
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Forces loyal to a rogue Libyan general attacked the country's parliament Sunday, forcing lawmakers to flee an assault his spokesman said targeted Islamists there who protect the extremist militias now plaguing the nation.Hifter is carrying out an offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi, the country's second-largest city in the east.Libya's parliament is divided between Islamist and non-Islamist forces who have bickered over appointing a new government and holding new elections.The bases of the al-Qaaqaa and Sawaaq militias are located near the parliament.Libya's weak central government describes the offensive by forces loyal to Hifter, which includes air support, as tantamount to a coup.
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