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18 May 2014 Military News

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  • Libyan parliament suspended after attack Iran Press TV 18 May 2014 -- A group led by a retired Libyan general says it has suspended the North African country's parliament after launching an attack against the legislative body.
  • Militias loyal to Libyan general attack parliament Iran Press TV 18 May 2014 -- Heavily-armed gunmen have attacked the Libyan parliament in the capital Tripoli with anti-aircraft weapons in an assault claimed by forces loyal to a Libyan general who has vowed to purge the North African country of militants.
  • Rogue General's Forces Attack Libyan Parliament VOA 18 May 2014 -- Armed men attacked the building where Libya's parliament was meeting Sunday.
  • Gunmen storm Libya parliament setting building on fire VoR 18 May 2014 -- A spokesman for a rogue Libyan general says his forces have attacked parliament to arrest Islamists there, but were met with resistance. Mohammed al-Hegazi, a spokesman for General Khalifa Hiftar, made the comments to Libya's Alahrar television station after heavy gunfire erupted Sunday outside the Libyan parliament. Lawmakers say security officials evacuated them from the building.
  • Head of Syria's air defenses killed by militants Iran Press TV 18 May 2014 -- The head of Syria's air defenses has been killed in an attack by foreign-backed Takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government.
  • Syria Air Defense Head Killed; Rebels Take Northern Town VOA 18 May 2014 -- Syria's air defense chief was killed during an offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces against rebels east of Damascus, Islamist rebels and a monitoring group said.
  • Syria general killed in clashes near Damascus VoR 18 May 2014 -- The head of Syria's Air Defense has been killed in fighting east of Damascus, an Islamist rebel coalition and a monitoring group said on Sunday, according to Reuters.
  • UN deploys troops in Somalia to defend staff Iran Press TV 18 May 2014 -- The United Nations says it has deployed its special forces to Somalia in order to protect its staff including aid workers.
  • Vietnam Cracks Down on Anti-China Protests VOA 18 May 2014 -- Protests against China's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam were shut down by police on Sunday. The move follows a week of demonstrations, with some turning violent.

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