Italy closes Libyan embassy, urges U.N. mission

February 15, 2015 3:53 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Italy closed its embassy in Libya on Sunday due to the worsening conflict there and stepped up its call for a U.N. mission to help calm the situation.

Libya is unraveling as a state with two rival governments operating their own armed forces under separate parliaments, nearly four years after the civil war that led to the overthrow and death of leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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