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Forces choose sides in Libya revolt

Some troops back general; legislator calls militias to capital

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 5:09 a.m.

TRIPOLI, Libya -- A revolt by a renegade general against Islamists who dominate Libya's politics threatened to spiral into a battle for power as the country's numerous armed militias on Monday started to line up behind the rival camps.

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