France calls for ‘special effort’ on Libya

May 29 2013 at 02:03pm
By Abdoulaye Massalatchi

Niamey – France urged African nations on Tuesday to make a concerted effort to tackle a growing Islamist threat in the deserts of southern Libya.

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Niger president says Libyan militants behind deadly bombings

NIAMEY, Niger, May 26 (UPI) — Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said the suicide bombers who carried out two attacks that killed 20 people came from Libya.

Nineteen soldiers were killed and more than a dozen injured Thursday in Agadez when a vehicle drove into a barracks and exploded. One person was killed and 14 others injured in a separate suicide attack later in the morning at a mining operation owned by uranium mining group Areva in Arlit.

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Libya’s Vast Borders Still a No-Man’s Land for Most

Loose-knit ethnic militias form the backbone of border control in the southern regions of Libya that the government has declared under emergency law.