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US evacuates Libya embassy over 'real risk' from fighting

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The United States evacuated its Libyan embassy staff under air cover Saturday as they faced a "real risk" from fierce fighting around Tripoli airport, Secretary of State John Kerry said. 

Smoke billows from an area near Tripoli's airport as fighting between rival factions continues on July 24, 2014

The announcement came hours after the country's interim government warned the clashes between militia vying for control of the strategic airport were threatening to tear Libya apart.

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