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Libyans are bracing for civil war

In Libya, regional players have been battling for influence, reportedly supplying militias with weapons and even conducting secret military operations in the country. An alliance of Islamists militias reportedly took over Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Aug. 23; soon after, they stormed and “secured” a U.S. embassy compound in the city. …

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EU must unite to end people-smuggling disasters: IOM

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 25 August 2014: Over the past five years Libya has failed to deal effectively with illegal immigration an official from the UN-backed International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.  In an interview following the deaths of scores of migrants in the Mediterranean, the official, speaking on …

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Fighting, fuel fires and fear in Tripoli

TRIPOLI 26 August 2014 (IRIN) – Black smoke from a massive fuel depot fire has been lingering over the heads of the residents of the capital Tripoli for more than four weeks. While the smoke has lessened since July, the fuel fires, water-supply cuts and regular gun-fire are signs that …

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