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World Bank official: Libya could be a “new Somalia”

World Bank official: Libya could be a “new Somalia”

The World Bank’s representative to Libya–who’s been working from Tunisia since late February–is warning that a prolonged conflict could lead to radicalization. Via Reuters:

If this civil war goes on, it would be a new Somalia, which I don’t say lightly," said Marouane Abassi, World Bank country manager for Libya…"In three months we could be dealing with extremists. That’s why time is very important in this conflict, before we face problems in managing it."