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In Tripoli, security guards repelled an attack by militia fighters on a hotel housing members of Libya's parliament. The attack came after the government decreed that militias are to be disbanded.
President al-Megaref ordered all militias in the country to either submit to government control or disband. The announcement came after the Ansar al Sharia militia was driven out of Benghazi by protesters on Friday. Two Islamist militias in eastern Libya said they would disband.
In Benghazi, hundreds of angry protesters stormed the headquarters of an Islamic militia and drove it out of the city. The Ansar al Sharia militia is thought to be responsible for the murder of the US ambassador last week. Protesters carried signs reading "The ambassador was Libya's friend" and "Libya lost a friend."
A Libyan Salafi group said it would turn Libya into "an inferno for US troops" if the US military intervened in Libya. US drones have been flying over the US embassy compound in Benghazi, where the group controls a major security compound.
Libyan President Magariaf said intercepted communications indicated the attack on the US consulate was planned in advance and linked to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Libyan Ansar al Sharia. So far 50 suspects have been arrested, including some foreigners linked to al Qaeda. However, the US ambassador to the UN said evidence so far showed no indication of a premeditated or coordinated attack.