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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 10:09 am | Updated: 12:37 pm, Mon Jul 14, 2014.

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations mission in Libya has announced it is withdrawing its staff from Libya "temporarily" because of security deterioration in the country.

In a statement posted Monday on its official website, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya said that the withdrawal comes after the mission has already been reducing its staff in the country over the past week. It added that fighting on Sunday and the closure of Tripoli International Airport prompted the mission to make a full withdrawal of its staffers.

Tripoli is witnessing one of its worst spasms of violence since the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, as rival militias fight for control of its airport. At least six people have been killed and 25 injured in the fighting.

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