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Warring militias fight for Libya's capital

Violence forces thousands to flee as rival militias battle for control of Libya's capital, Tripoli.

Last updated: 17 Aug 2014 09:55
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Fighting between rival militias has continued to rage in Libya's capital forcing thousands to flee the country and prompting a number of embassies and international companies to evacuate their staff.

The violence comes less than a week before the UN sends a special envoy to help broker a ceasefire - a move that thousands of Libyans have protested against, calling it foreign intervention.

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.


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