Smoke rises over Libya's parliament buildings in Tripoli
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Libya fighting causes turmoil as government claims control

The Libyan government has insisted that it remains in control of the country despite a series of heavy attacks and clashes over the weekend.

The parliament building in the capital Tripoli was overrun by a militia group, and two people were killed.

Libya's leaders have struggled to bring stability to the country since Muammar Gaddafi was removed from power in 2011.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 19 May 2014
  • From the section Africa
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