February 24, 2016 / 8:02 PM / 3 years ago

U.S.'s Kerry says Libya will be failed state if factions cannot unite

A Libyan soldier looks through binoculars at Wadi Bey, where troops are manning outposts, west of the Islamic State-controlled city of Sirte, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libya will become a failed state if the country’s factions cannot unite, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

“We have been working really hard for the last months, particularly, to bring together a government in Tripoli,” Kerry told U.S. lawmakers. “If they cannot get themselves together, yes it will be a failed state.”

Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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