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    Department of State acting spokesman Mark Toner said that the United States was deeply concerned that the deployment of the Libyan National Guard in the capital of Libya would further destabilize the security situation.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is deeply concerned that the deployment of the Libyan National Guard (LNG) in Tripoli will further destabilize the security situation, Department of State acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a press release.

    “This deployment has the potential to further destabilize the already fragile security situation in Tripoli,” the release stated on Friday.

    A lack of coordination among Libyan forces benefits the Islamic State (Daesh) terror group seeking to exploit Libyan territory and resources, the release added.

    The LNG was created in 2015 by the General National Congress to counter terrorism and crime in Libya. It would also combat arms trafficking in the county and protect diplomatic institutions.

    The LNG played a role in the Sirte battle against Daesh.


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