US, European allies condemn Libya 'escalation'

Smoke billows from buildings during clashes between Libyan security forces and armed Islamist groups in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi on August 23, 2014Washington (AFP) – The United States and its European allies on Monday strongly condemned the “escalation of fighting and violence” in Libya, calling for a democratic transition in the near-lawless country crippled by Islamist militias.

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