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General's allies attack Libyan parliament

Group says legislature suspended; Tripoli government vows to continue work

Posted: May 19, 2014 at 5:35 a.m.

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery stand guard on the entrance road to the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and officials at the parliament in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Forces loyal to a rogue Libyan general attacked the country's parliament Sunday, expanding his eastern offensive against Islamists into the heart of the country's capital. (AP Photo/Libyan national army)

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Forces apparently loyal to a renegade Libyan general said they suspended the country's parliament Sunday after earlier leading a military assault against lawmakers, directly challenging the legitimacy of the country's central government three years after the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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