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Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says
Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says

A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress. The Libyan state news agency, LANA, quoted the head of former Gen. Khalifa Haftar's air division as saying that five soldiers were killed when a vehicle exploded inside a farmhouse that is used as a headquarters for Haftar's meetings just outside the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. The air division chief, Gen. Sagr Al Jerushi, was slightly injured in the assault, according to LANA. He vowed to retaliate against what he called a terrorist attack. Haftar's...

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