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Libyan militants play in pool at abandoned U.S. diplomatic compound
Libyan militants play in pool at abandoned U.S. diplomatic compound

It was, by all appearances, a jihadists’ pool party — staged at an abandoned American diplomatic compound in the Libyan capital. In video footage posted online Sunday, a group of laughing, whooping men identified as members of an Islamist-linked group — some in black paramilitary-appearing outfits, some in summertime civilian wear — clowned, mugged for the camera and did swan dives off a second-floor balcony into a swimming pool said to be in an annex of the embassy in Tripoli, which was evacuated last month amid heavy fighting. The images were emblematic of Libya in free fall, with the oil-rich North African nation spiraling into all-out civil war...

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