Arab League to meet on Libya Thursday

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation in violence-ridden Libya

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation in violence-ridden Libya

CAIRO – The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation in violence-ridden Libya.

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi has called the meeting to brief the body's permanent delegates about his contacts regarding the situation in Libya, his deputy Ahmed Ben Helli told reporters on Wednesday.

Fears have mounted that Libya is slipping towards civil war after renegade army general Khalifa Haftar took up arms against militia groups serving as part of Libya's regular army.

Dubbing his campaign "Operation Dignity," Haftar says it is aimed at "purging" Libya of "extremists."

The Libyan government, for its part, has described Haftar's operation as a "coup" against electoral "legitimacy."

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