Libya appeals to UK for help removing weapons

Updated at: 09/17/2013 7:05 AM
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(AP) LONDON - Libya’s prime minister has asked Britain for more help removing weapons that were left over from the collapse of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.

The appeal Tuesday from Prime Minister Ali Zeidan comes a day after the U.N. Security Council heard reports that caches of such arms and ammunition are being flown and shipped into Syria.

Zeidan said dealing with those weapons is "an international matter and we do need assistance" as he held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London.

Cameron said he recognized the "huge challenges" facing Libya and said Britain is doing everything it can to help.

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