Libya Dawn fighters fire an artillery cannon at ISIS militants near Sirte March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Libya's foreign minister Tuesday renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international airstrikes to help tackle ISIS, which threatens to create a "rear base" in the country.Libya's official government has been based in the east since losing the capital a year ago to Libya Dawn, which set up its own government.They want to make Libya a rear base".He said ISIS currently had limited means in Libya and had faced pushback from local populations working alongside other armed Islamist groups including Al-Qaeda, notably in Derna in June. The man was identified as an alleged spy for Libya Dawn, a group backing a nonrecognized government in Tripoli, which has flown airstrikes against ISIS in Sirte.
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