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This footage from the BBC shows armed militias on Tripoli's streets. The city is seeing the worst violence since the deposition of Muammar Gadafi. (BBC)
This footage from the BBC shows armed militias on Tripoli's streets. The city is seeing the worst violence since the deposition of Muammar Gadafi. (BBC)

Libya's capital city Tripoli is seeing some of the worst violence since the country's longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed two years ago.

The surge in violence involves the militias who led the revolution against Gaddafi.

They won't disarm and Libya's prime minister says he needs international help to get them to put down their weapons.

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  • Jeremy Bowen, Middle East editor for the BBC. He tweets @BowenBBC.

This segment aired on November 21, 2013.

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