Former Libyan Rebels Clash with Tripoli Militia

TRIPOLI—Two militias armed with anti-aircraft guns and other heavy weapons battled for nearly two hours in central Tripoli, a struggle that ended with four dead and a renewed sense of unease across a capital where the nascent government has struggled to maintain authority.

The clash between a brigade from the coastal city of Misrata and a self-appointed Tripoli neighborhood militia underscored the festering security problems facing Libya. The country’s interim leaders are struggling to create a central military command structure that can order the demobilization of the hundreds of neighborhood militias that remain armed and unpaid after toppling Moammar Gadhafi …

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