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Defence minister fired over Libya battles

Mohammed al-Barghathi sacked by prime minister after rival militias turned Tripoli into battlefield.

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 05:46
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Libya's defence minister has been sacked after rival militias turned the capital Tripoli into a battlefield.

The prime minister described the clashes as a suicidal scene and said his government will get to the bottom of it. 

At least 10 people have been killed in the fighting.

Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.

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