Libya

Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) hold a position amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on November 21, 2016, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake control of the Mediterranean coastal city. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIAMAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Forces loyal to Libya‘s Government of National Accord (GNA) hold a position amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in Sirte’s Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district during clashes with Islamic State group jihadists to retake control of the Mediterranean coastal city. Photo Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty 

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gesture as they advance into the last area controlled by Islamic State, in Sirte, Libya, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.backed government gesture as they advance into the last area controlled by Islamic State, in Sirte, Libya.Photo Ismail Zitouny/Getty

A migrant is rescued after the rubber boat he was in sunk some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline on October 12, 2016. A growing number of people are attempting the treacherous sea journey from Libya or Egypt, after the closure of the Balkan migrant trail route leading from Greece to western Europe. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A migrant is rescued after the rubber boat he was in sunk some eight nautical miles off Libya‘s Mediterranean coastline

Migrants gesture towards members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO as they wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Migrants gesture towards members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO as they wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya. Photo Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

A migrant is rescued from the mediteranean sea by a member of Proactiva Open Arms NGO some 20 nautical miles north of Libya on October 3, 2016.  Thousands of migrants are "racing against the clock" to make the perilous crossing from Libya to Europe before summer ends, with authorities in the conflict-torn country at a loss to stem the flow. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A migrant is rescued from the mediteranean sea by a member of Proactiva Open Arms NGO some 20 nautical miles north of Libya. Photo Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Boys play next to the gates of the Zueitina oil terminal, west of Benghazi, Libya September 14, 2016. Picture taken September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

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Boys play next to the gates of the Zueitina oil terminal, west of Benghazi, Libya 

In this Thursday, July 28, 2016 photo, Dustin, 11, from Nigeria, who said his mother died in Libya, cries aboard a Spanish NGO's boat, after being rescued from an overcrowded rubber boat during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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Dustin, 11, from Nigeria, who said his mother died in Libya, cries aboard a Spanish NGO’s boat, after being rescued from an overcrowded rubber boat during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 23 kilometers north of Sabratha, Libya 

A handout picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast, 25 May 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship.

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A picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship

Members of the Libyan judicial police ta...Members of the Libyan judicial police take part in a graduation ceremony on March 8, 2016 in the capital Tripoli.  / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIAMAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Libyan judicial police take part in a graduation ceremony in the capital Tripoli

A fighter loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

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A fighter loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

Libyans take part in celebrations markin...Libyans take part in celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moamer Kadhafi, at Martyrs' Square in the capital Tripoli, on February 17, 2016. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIAMAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Libyans take part in celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Muammer Gaddafi, at Martyrs’ Square in the capital Tripoli 

Libyan oil workers try to extinguish fla...Libyan oil workers try to extinguish flames at an oil facility in northern Libya's Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze following fresh attacks launched by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to seize key port terminals, on January 21, 2016.  Fighting broke out at dawn in the Ras Lanouf region, which along with the nearby Al-Sidra facility is one of the country's main oil export hubs, said the National Oil Corporation (NOC).  / AFP / STRINGERSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

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Libyan oil workers try to extinguish flames at an oil facility in northern Libya‘s Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze following fresh attacks launched by Islamic State 

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship

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A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya.

Migrants on a rubber dinghy wait to be rescued by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship MV Phoenix off the coast of Libya

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Migrants on a rubber dinghy wait to be rescued by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix, some 20 miles off the coast of Libya, on Monday

Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian Navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is part of a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operation

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Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission off the Libyan coast

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, some 40 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on June 10, 2015. 354 migrants were rescued from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy, the Red Crescent and an AFP correspondent said

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Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, some 40 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia’s coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on Wednesday

A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on May 5, 2015 in Tunisia's southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya, a few weeks after he rescued immigrants off the coast of Tunisia who were trying to sail from Libya to Europe

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A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on Tuesday in Tunisia’s southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya

Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocoular to look at Islamic State (IS) militant positions near Sirte ...A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocoular to look at Islamic State (IS) militant positions near Sirte March 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic              TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY            TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocular to look at Islamic State, known as Isis near Sirte. 

Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, gather on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port...Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, gather on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port, January 21, 2015. The area has been the scene of heavy battles for weeks against the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of ex anti-Gaddafi rebels, who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia A parliament set up in Libya to rival the elected assembly has suspended U.N.-sponsored peace talks because of what it called fresh violence from the country's recognized government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port. The area has been the scene of heavy battles for weeks against the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels, who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia. 

Members of Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, sit together during clashes with the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries in Benghazi...Members of Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, sit together during clashes with the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries in the streets of Benghazi January 19, 2015. The Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries is an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia

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Members of Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, sit together during clashes with the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries in the streets of Benghazi. The council is an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia