Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdul-Aziz (R) and his Egyptian counterpart (L) attend the Fourth Ministerial Meeting for the Neighboring Countries of Libya in Cairo August 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Egypt Monday called for an international push to disband militias in neighboring Libya after weeks of inter-militia fighting wreaked havoc in the country, saying that the violence could prompt international intervention.Speaking in Cairo to envoys from countries that neighbor the North African state, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said the escalation of violence threatens the entire region with spillover effects such as weapons trafficking and cross-border infiltration by extremists.It's the worst violence in Libya since the 2011 overthrow and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, during which rebel forces were supported by NATO airstrikes.Many in Libya, including the parliament, have called for United Nations intervention, which they see as the only way to end the lawlessness and violence.
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