Libya tells Arab summit arms embargo must be lifted to fight IS

March 28, 2015 8:47 PM

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Libya tells Arab summit arms embargo must be lifted to fight IS

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Libya told an Arab summit on Saturday that a U.N. arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State militants.

"I say to those who oppose or delay the arming of the Libyan army that you are giving an opportunity to Daesh terrorists to flourish in Libya and to spread beyond it," said Aqila Saleh, president of Libya's internationally-recognized parliament, using a derogatory Arabic term for Islamic State.

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