Islamic State will 'stop at nothing' to boost Libya presence: U.N.

March 4, 2015 6:30 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Islamic State militants will "stop at nothing" to strengthen their presence in Libya and the urgency of a request by the country for international help to tackle the extremists should not be underestimated, a top United Nations official said on Wednesday.

U.N. special envoy Bernadino Leon briefed the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya, where two rival governments and their armed forces are battling for control four years after the civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

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