The U.N.-backed unity government meets in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, March 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
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Libya's U.N.-backed unity government held meetings at a heavily guarded naval base in Tripoli Thursday and a senior military official said it was working to secure state institutions in the capital.On Thursday, members of the unity government and its seven-member Presidential Council held meetings with local council leaders at the naval base.Western powers hope they will be able to request and channel foreign support for confronting Islamic State and tackling migrant flows from Libya towards Europe.They have recognized it as Libya's sole legitimate government and called for a rapid transfer of power, but both the National Salvation government and a rival administration in the east have rejected this.
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