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Christopher Stevens

Internal army spat threatens to derail Libya peace process

New divisions have emerged in Libya's eastern army after a military spokesman accused its top commander of corruption and treachery, calling into question the country's ability to reach a lasting peace settlement following the recent announcement of a new unity government.

In an angry TV interview late Thursday, spokesman Mohammed Hegazy accused General Khalifa Hifter of corruption. He said Hifter had seized funds and deposited them in his sons' bank accounts in neighboring countries.

He also alleged that Hifter was a traitor, who had deliberately postponed victory in the city of Benghazi, where army units and loyalist militia have been battling Islamic militants for...

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