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19th Jan 2017

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Four EU states join US in condemning Libya air strikes

The four largest EU countries France, UK, Germany and Italy issued on Monday a joint statement with the US condemning escalation of fighting across Libya, saying "outside interference exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya’s democratic transition.” Last week, The United Arab Emirates and Egypt secretly bombed Islamist militia in Libya.

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