Libya factions hold peace talks in Morocco

March 5, 2015 6:19 PM

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SKHIRATE, Morocco (Reuters) - Libya's warring factions held United Nations-backed talks in Morocco on Thursday seeking to end the conflict between two rival governments that threatens to drive the North African oil state into civil war.

Air strikes between rival forces had escalated before Thursday's negotiations on Libya, where Western governments worry spreading chaos allows Islamist militants to gain ground in a threat to mainland Europe across the Mediterranean.

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