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May 20, 2014 12:55 am

United States Considers Closing Embassy in Libya

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Armed man stands outside U.S. Consulate in Libya as it burns. Photo: Twitter.

Times of Israel – Washington is closely monitoring an upsurge of violence in Libya, but has not decided yet whether to order the closure of its embassy in Tripoli, a US official said Monday.

Libyan gunmen stormed parliament in southern Tripoli on Sunday, hot on the heels of an anti-Islamist offensive launched by a rogue general in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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