Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

FILE – In this July 28, 2011 file photo, taken on a government-organized tour, a Libyan man leans on part of the Roman amphitheater at the Sabratha archaeological site in Libya. Rival Libyan militias have turned their guns against each other in fierce fighting that has killed dozens the past weeks and endangered Roman ruins in Sabratha. The fighting is in part fallout from an Italian-backed deal that funded militias to act as police forces to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. The deal dramatically reduced migrant crossings, but sparked a backlash from other militias in the city. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill, File)


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