Libyan army de­ploys in cap­i­tal against heav­ily armed mili­tias

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TRIPOLI | Libya’s mil­i­tary swept into the cap­i­tal Mon­day with dozens of pickup trucks mounted with an­ti­air­craft guns in an op­er­a­tion to drive out mili­ti­a­men.

Libya is see­ing its strong­est pub­lic uproar yet against mili­tias, which have fu­eled chaos na­tion­wide since the 2011 fall of Moam­mar Gad­hafi. The heav­ily armed groups, some of them made up of Is­lamic mil­i­tants, have de­fied con­trol by the weak cen­tral gov­ern­ment.

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