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Libya Security Chief Suspended in Escalating Power Struggle

  • Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha alleged to encourage protests
  • Bashagha had been leading campaign to quell militias
Fathi Bashagha

Fathi Bashagha

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Libya’s presidential council suspended its interior minister for allegedly encouraging anti-corruption protests, a move that threatens to escalate a power struggle in the months after a devastating war.