Libya, Egypt ask U.N. to lift arms embargo to fight Islamic State




 
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February 19th, 2015  
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Topic: Libya, Egypt ask U.N. to lift arms embargo to fight Islamic State


By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Libya and Egypt asked the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on Libya, impose a naval blockade on areas not under government control and help build the country's army to tackle Islamic State and other militants. Libya has descended into factional fighting, leaving the country almost lawless nearly four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.




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