Pro-Islamic State militants seize Libyan university: residents

February 19, 2015 8:39 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have seized the university in the central Libyan city of Sirte, residents said on Thursday, days after a video showed them staging a convoy parade.

Islamist militants have made inroads into parts of the North African oil-producing country, exploiting a power vacuum created by a violent struggle for control between two competing governments.

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