Libya chaos deepens as court nullifies parliament

People wave the Libyan national flag as they gather at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli on November 6, 2014 to celebrate the decision by Libya's supreme court to invalidate the internationally recognised parliamentLibya’s supreme court on Thursday invalidated the internationally recognised parliament, setting the stage for deepening political chaos in the violence-wracked North African nation. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, prompted celebratory gunfire in the capital Tripoli where Islamist-led militias have been in control since August, an AFP correspondent reported. The internationally recognised parliament has been sheltering in the remote eastern town of Tobruk along with the government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani for security reasons. Islamist-led militias control most of the country, including Libya’s second city Benghazi in the east which has been rocked by near-daily violence.

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