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UN Report: Libya Militant Fighter Force 250k To Flee

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

A United Nations report says that four months of fighting by militias in Libya’s two biggest cities — Tripoli and Benghazi — has forced some 250,000 people to flee.

It adds that a “climate of fear” has made citizens reluctant to speak about militia abuses. The past few months have seen a renegade general battle against Islamic militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

We’ve also seen powerful regional militias fight for control of the international airport in Tripoli.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.

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