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Tripoli Government Declares Military Alert

FILE - Military units under the Tripoli government stand in formation during a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Libyan Army in Martyrs Square, Tripoli, Aug. 13, 2015.

Libya's internationally recognized government, which controls the capital, Tripoli, declared a general military alert Wednesday after eastern
forces said they were moving west, a statement said.

"We have issued instructions and declared a general alert to all military and security forces from military and army belonging to us to be prepared," the Tripoli government said in a statement.