Libyan militia goes after Islamists in Tripoli and Benghazi
After his militia attacked the Libyan parliament in Tripoli Sunday, former Gen. Khalifa Haftar said he was acting to drive out Islamist extremists and replace them with a 60-member constituent assembly. Friday, Hafter’s brigade assaulted Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi. A further attack on the town’s military air base was reported Monday. Since Qaddari’s one-man rule was overthrow in 2011, Libya has been in a state of chaos, tossed among warring militias, with no functioning government and three successive prime ministers.