Libyan fighters storm parliament, order speaker to resign

A local militia leader stormed the compound with 20 vehicles mounted by militants wielding light and medium weapons, the source told Anadolu Agency.

Libyan fighters storm parliament, order speaker to resign

World Bulletin / News Desk

Libyan militiamen stormed the courtyard of the General National Congress, the interim parliament, on Tuesday and fired live rounds in the air, according to a security source.

A local militia leader stormed the compound with 20 vehicles mounted by militants wielding light and medium weapons, the source told Anadolu Agency.

The top militant elbowed his way into the parliament building and threatened to use force unless GNC Speaker Nouri Abusahmain and his deputies resigned before February 7, added the source.

Abusahmain was reportedly attending a meeting at the time of the incident.

Libyans have failed to restore order to their country since the death of longstanding leader Muammar Gaddafi two years ago.

The transitional government and its security forces have been struggling to contain the armed militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi but which held onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.

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