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Fighting Resumes in Libya Capital      09/18 06:21

   CAIRO (AP) -- Libyan authorities say fighting between rival militias in the 
capital of Tripoli has flared up again, breaking a cease-fire that began 
earlier this month. Generators that were damaged in the clashes have caused 
mass power outages across the country.

   The electricity authority says power was out on Tuesday from Tripoli to 
Libya's western border with Tunisia, and down to the country's deep south. 
Engineers were working to resupply the capital.

   A day earlier, U.N.-backed authorities in Tripoli closed down its only 
functioning airport over security concerns.

   Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising that overthrew longtime 
dictator Moammar Gadhafi and led to his death. It's governed by rival 
authorities, based in Tripoli and the country's east, each backed by an array 
of militias.


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