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Libya air strikes cause US alarm - in 15 seconds

26 August 2014 Last updated at 14:47 BST

US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week.

A senior US official told the BBC that Washington was not consulted about the attacks and was "caught off-guard". The strikes failed to stop Islamist-linked forces from Misrata and other cities seizing the airport from a militia from Zintan that had controlled it since 2011.

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