Libyan Army Special Forces Commander Wanis Bukhamada (front C) delivers a statement in Benghazi May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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Libya's parliament moved to a luxury hotel on Tuesday until a powerful militia from the western city of Misrata can take up positions to protect its old building, which was attacked by gunmen on Sunday, a parliamentary spokesman said.Gunmen shelled the General National Congress on Sunday in an attack claimed by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who said it was part of a campaign to purge the North African country of Islamists.Parliamentary spokesman Omar Hmeidan said speaker Nuri Abu Sahmain had asked the force from Misrata to secure parliament's premises.
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