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Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Libyan lawmakers assemble

BENGHAZI, Libya — More than three-quarters of Libya’s newly elected parliament met for the first time Saturday in Tobrouk, a city chosen by Abu bakr Baiera, a prominent anti-Islamist politician, likely signaling a swing against Islamists amid violence unseen since the 2011 civil war that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Baiera, who presided over Saturday’s session, decided to postpone the official opening until more lawmakers arrive.
Meantime, rival militias battled for control over the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, with their fire setting more oil depots ablaze.

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