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Libya parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority

Oct 21, 2014    

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.Three years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-producing desert state is in chaos, with Islamists and other militias fighting for territory and influence and the regular armed forces left with little power.One militia faction has seized Tripoli, setting up its own assembly and administration in the capital and forcing the government to take refuge in the ea...

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