Army Chief in Libya's East Bets On Military Solution

The military chief of Libya's internationally recognized government says in an interview that he is "betting on a military solution" if U.N.-led talks fail to end a conflict that has split the country in half. The internationally recognized government and elected parliament have been confined to the east of Libya since Islamist-allied militias seized the capital Tripoli last year and set up a rival government. The two sides are negotiating in Morocco to end months of fighting. The United Nations wants to keep Libya's elected parliament and set up a unity government led by independents. William Spindler, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, says the number of displaced persons from Benghazi alone is around 90,000.



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