Libyan men fleeing the violence in their country enter Tunisia through the southern border crossing at Ras Jedir July 30, 2014. (AFP Photo/F Nasri)
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A United Nations report Thursday said four months of fighting by militias in Libya's two biggest cities, Tripoli and Benghazi, has forced some 250,000 people to flee, including 100,000 who have been internally displaced.The report released by the U.N. Support Mission in Libya and the U.N. Human Rights Office estimated that some 150,000 people, including migrant workers, have fled the country. The last four months have seen a renegade general battle Islamic militant in the eastern city of Benghazi -- cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled Moammar Gadhafi -- and powerful regional militias fight for control of the international airport in Tripoli. The conflict is rooted in subsequent transitional governments' reliance on web of militias -- many of them former rebel brigades- to restore order after Libya's regular army and police were shattered by the uprising.
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