Italy warns of Libya threat, pressure for action grows

February 18, 2015 11:00 AM

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ROME (Reuters) - Italy called on Wednesday for urgent international action to halt Libya's slide into chaos, and pledged it was ready to help monitor a ceasefire and train local armed forces.

The U.N. Security Council is due to meet later on Wednesday to discuss Libya, where two rival governments, each backed by former rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, are battling for power.

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