The inside of a damaged terminal is seen after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport July 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Hani Amara)
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Powerful militias battling for the Libyan capital's airport have agreed a cease-fire, Tripoli said Friday, after the government sought U.N. help to stop the country from becoming a "failed state".Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the U.N. Security Council to dispatch experts to train Libya's defense and police forces to ensure they can protect oil fields, airports and other vital sites. Tripoli's mayor and leaders of battling militia said overnight that a truce had been agreed and that control of the international airport would be handed over to neutral forces.Mokhtar Lakhdar, a commander for the Zintan forces, told AFP that a truce had been agreed under the authority of the city's government council.Ahmad Hadeia, a spokesman for the rival Misrata fighters, said the cease-fire was "only around the airport" and did not include other sites controlled by the Zintan forces.
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