Smoke rises over the Airport Road area after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli on 25 July 2014.
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US evacuates embassy staff from Libya due to militia clashes

The US says it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns.

Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias," it stated.

Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a "real risk" to staff.

Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.

  • 26 Jul 2014
  • From the section Africa
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