Men carrying pictures of former Libyan commander Major General Khalifa Haftar
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Libya unrest: Many fear 'worst is yet to come'

Political tensions are rising in Libya after the government accused renegade general Khalifia Haftar of planning a coup.

Gen Haftar - whose fighters are called the "Libyan National Army" - has vowed to drive out Islamist militias that he says have taken over the country.

Officials have proposed that parliament go into recess in a bid to stave off a possible descent into renewed civil war.

But the move has done little to quell concerns amongst ordinary people, as Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.

  • 20 May 2014
  • From the section Africa
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