Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter addresses a press conference in Benghazi, Libya May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Shaiky)
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A British envoy visited Libya's parliament at its new seat in the eastern town of Tobruk Tuesday in a show of support against a rival assembly set up by armed groups who seized the capital Tripoli last month.Senior officials and the elected House of Representatives moved to the remote east of Libya when Tripoli fell to an alliance of armed factions from the western city of Misrata in August after a long battle with rival groups.The volatile situation in Tripoli has been exacerbated by separate clashes in the eastern port city of Benghazi where Khalifa Haftar, a renegade general from the Libyan army, has launched war on Islamist militants.
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