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Confusion in Libya

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Coups follow one after another in Libya. After the Islamists and the Misrata clan at the General National Congress imposed, on 4 May 2014, Ahmed Maiteeq as the new Prime Minister, the other (resigning) Prime Minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, announced he was suspending the interim parliament until the general elections.

For his part, General Khalifa Haftar and Zintan clan, after their failed military takeover of parliament, declared war on the Ansar Al-Sharia Islamist militia.

General Haftar has been identified as a CIA operative since the Libya war with Chad. The Zintan Clan Zintan is holding Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi prisoner.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon stands ready to intervene. Four V-22 Osprey aircraft and 200 Marines arrived at the naval base in Sigonella (Italy), in addition to the other four V-22s Ospreys stationed in Moron (Spain), as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response team.

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