Western powers call for immediate ceasefire in Libya

August 25, 2014 10:18 PM

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LONDON, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The governments of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States on Monday "strongly" condemned the escalation of fighting and violence in Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire in the North African country.

The Western powers slammed the continuing fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya "especially against residential areas, public facilities, and critical infrastructure, by both land attacks and air strikes."

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