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Renegade Libya general urges reforms to end crisis

General Khalifa Haftar speaks during a news conference at a sports club in Abyar, a small town to the east of Benghazi May 21, 2014. Haftar called on the government to hand over power to the country's top judges, mounting a challenge against Tripoli as heavy fighting erupted in the capital on Wednesday. Western powers fear a call by Haftar for army units to join his campaign will split the nascent military and trigger more turmoil in the oil producing country which is struggling to restore order

 

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