Civil war brews in Libya while Washington focuses on Benghazi attack

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Libya is facing its most serious crisis since Col. Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011, yet Democrats and Republicans in Washington are focusing on the 2012 Benghazi attack, according to Democracy Now!.
Congress is beginning its ninth probe into the September 11, 2012 attack, in which Ambassador Christopher Steven and 3 other Americans were killed. Democrats have accused Republicans of exploiting the Benghazi incident to sink Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 presidential candidacy.
Meanwhile, tension is growing between militias aligned with the Islamist-dominated parliament and their opponents. Dissidents, led by Gaddafi's former general Khalifa Haftar, claim the government is fostering terrorism and they are seeking to rid Libya of Islamist rule.
The anti-Islamist troops attacked militant groups on Friday and took control of Libya's parliament building in Tripoli on Sunday. Nearly 100 people have died since.
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