A man stands next to the rubble of a destroyed building in Sabri, a central Benghazi district, Libya, August 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)
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The United Nations is preparing to deploy up to 250 peacekeepers to Libya to guard its base in the capital as part of a plan to return its operations to the country, the head of the organisation's mission there said Friday.The mission has been based in Tunis since 2014 but has gradually increased its presence on the ground in Libya and has been planning for months for a fuller return.The military unit would probably consist of around 150 people, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told a news briefing in Geneva.
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