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Strife-torn Libya withdraw as 2017 CAN hosts

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Strife-torn Libya have withdrawn as hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Saturday. 

Libyans play footvolley on a beach on June 27, 2014 in the eastern city of Benghazi

The decision was not surprising amid intense fighting between Islamist and nationalist fighters in the oil-rich North African state.

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