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Officials Flee U.S. Embassy In Libya

New Round Of Violence Leads To Evacuation

July 27, 2014
By MATTHEW LEE - Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

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