Hundreds of Prisoners Escape Libyan Prison as Violence Worsens in Capital

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(From Fox News)

Around 400 inmates escaped from a prison in Libya’s capital Sunday as fighting continued between rival armed groups nearby, reports say. . . .

The escape came amid increasing heavy fighting between rival groups in the city, prompting the United Nations-backed Libyan government to declare a state of emergency “given the seriousness of the current situation.”

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