Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli after oil blaze

July 31, 2014 5:57 PM

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Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli after oil blaze

Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday (local time) to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

Meanwhile in Libya's second city, Benghazi, at least 75 bodies, mostly soldiers, were found after two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and allied militiamen overran an army base.

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