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Libya Warns U.N. Council Of Possible Slide Into Civil War

by Wochit 1:01 mins

Libya Warns U.N. Council Of Possible Slide Into Civil War

by Wochit 1:01 mins

Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed. The 15-nation council met to discuss Libya days after its parliament, which was replaced in an election in June, reconvened and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister. That left the country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each backed by armed factions. Libya's United Nations Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the council, "The situation in Libya is complicated. Yet the situation since the 13th of July has become even more complicated and the situation might unravel into a full-blown civil war if we're not very careful and wise in our actions." Libya's government has called for a U.N. peacekeeping force to be deployed to help disarm militant groups and restore stability. But council diplomats say the situation is too volatile for peacekeepers.

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