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Riddled with bullets in Tripoli

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 01:14

May.20 - Residents in the Libyan capital inspect the damage following clashes between security forces and heavily armed gunmen. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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An apartment building stands riddled with bullet holes in Libya's capital city Tripoli. The damage comes after heavy clashes between security forces and armed men late Sunday. Heavily armed gunmen loyal to a renegade Libyan general stormed parliament Sunday demanding its suspension and a handover of power to purge the North African country of Islamist militants. Dozens were forced from their homes. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNNAMED WITNESS, SAYING: "The neighbors have left the building now. The poor elderly women, kids and elderly men, all of them are gathering outside the building. As for the damage, all 21 apartments in the building were damaged. " At least two people were killed and dozens were wounded in the violence. Ten employees from the General National Congress were kidnapped. Since the end of Gaddafi's one-man rule, the main rival militias of ex-rebels have become de-facto powerbrokers in the vacuum of Libya's political chaos -- carving out fiefdoms and exercising their military muscle to make demands on the state.

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Riddled with bullets in Tripoli

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 01:14