U.N. hopes Libyan factions come closer to unity government deal

March 20, 2015 1:24 PM

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SKHIRAT, Morocco (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes Libya's rival factions will come closer in the coming days to reaching a deal on a unity government for the troubled oil producer, a U.N. special envoy said on Friday.

Western leaders say the U.N. talks are the only way to end the chaos in Libya, where two rival governments and armed factions are battling for control and Islamist militants have gained ground in the resulting mayhem.

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