Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is pleading with the international community to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the U.N. must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa.

Ageila Saleh Eissa, president of the House of Representatives, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday after weeks of fighting among rival militias in Libya forced nearly a quarter-million people to flee their homes.

"The international community has either to stand with the elected, legitimate authorities and (impose sanctions) or say very clearly that the Libyans have to face terrorism alone," Eissa said

Libya has been witnessing the worst violence since the 2011 overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The latest violence has left Libya with two governments and two parliaments.

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