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Rebels win control of most of the country’s second-largest city
The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution Sunday approving an international mandate to free Libyan rebels held captive in the country since 2011. The resolution was adopted in a unanimous resolution and took the names of those freed. The U.S. Congress authorized $80 million in emergency money Sunday for the rescue mission, the White House said.
Rebel fighters from the Free Syrian Army have taken control of most of the country’s second-largest city, Benghazi, and are now in charge of some 20 districts, President Bashar al-Assad’s military, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Sophie Roy, international spokesman for the Red Cross in Libya, said about 100,000 people had fled the city since the assault on Friday.
The White House said Friday night that only about 7,500 people remained trapped in Benghazi. It said rescue operations had been suspended by Saturday and that the U.S. ambassador to Libya was now in Turkey after an apparent attempt by al-Qaeda leaders to strike the U.S. Consulate.
U.S. President Barack Obama visited Libya on Saturday and vowed that the region would remain “the region’s most dangerous battlefield” for terrorist groups.
The administration urged all member states and the international community to take immediate action.
“We have not reached the moment when al-Qaeda and ISIS (another acronym for the Islamic State group) should be recognized as a credible threat,” said White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. “We have not defeated ISIL in Libya, we have not eliminated terror in Libya, and we will not eliminate terror in Libya unless it abandons weapons of mass destruction or quits its war against other states. The United States will continue to support those governments an우리카지노d other actors who are working to prevent the spread of violence in Libya, and will support other efforts to secure that region.”
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “We have a process for addressing any threat. We are committed to supporting this mission and any other member state that is a responsible player in what we hope is a humanitarian disaster.”
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The resolution, called the Libya Accountability, Removal and Shipment Act o