African leaders call on West to intervene in Libya to stop flow of arms to militants

December 16, 2014 10:00 PM

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DAKAR, Senegal – African leaders are calling on Western countries to intervene in Libya to stem a flow of arms to militant groups in the Sahel region.

Libya is mired in the worst fighting since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown in 2011, leaving the country with two rival governments. In the chaos, arms have flowed from Libya into Africa's Sahel region, home to several militant groups.

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