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Violence abates during tentative truce in Tripoli

After violent clashes rocked Tripoli, Libyan officials are calling on the United Nations to assume a military role to mediate between rival militias.

After a month of bloody warfare among militias around Tripoli, an uneasy cease-fire is in place in Libya's desperate capital.

The groups, all of which claim to support the Government of National Accord (GNA), agreed Sept. 26 to the cease-fire. The city's only functioning airport has reopened, though it had to close for a couple of hours Oct. 2 after a rocket fell nearby. Some displaced families are returning home. Cease-fire violations still occur here and there, but so far with limited scope.

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