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18 August, 2015 00:00 00 AM
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‘Libya risks becoming another Somalia’

AFP

AFP, ROME: Italy warned yesterday that Libya risked turning into “another Somalia” as it signed a joint statement with the US and several European allies condemning “barbaric” acts carried out by the Islamic State group there.
Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said if peace talks did not succeed in ending the country’s civil war within a few weeks, “we will find ourselves with another Somalia two steps from our coasts”.
“Time is limited, particularly now that IS in Sirte has become alarming,” he told the Italian daily La Stampa, referring to last week’s bloodshed in the former bastion of late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
IS militants seized control of the coastal city in June with militants beheading 12 local militiamen who had been battling them before hanging their bodies on crosses, according to the Libyan news agency LANA.

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