Libyans displaced by fighting return home

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Libya celebrates "Tripolitanian Republic" declared against colonial rule

The rate of return of people to cities in Libya that were affected by the conflict to overthrow the al-Qadhafi regime last year has been described as "impressive" by a senior United Nations envoy.

Georg Charpentier, the UN Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative to Libya made the comment after visiting three cities on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He said that 60 per cent of the population that was displaced by fighting in Bani Walid, Sirte and Misrata has now returned.

UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky has more.

"Georg Charpentier met with local and military councils, as well as representatives of the local population on Tuesday and Wednesday. He also viewed houses and public facilities destroyed during the recent conflict. He noted the impressive rate of return to these cities and reiterated his admiration for the strong resilience among the population and councils to face the humanitarian challenges."

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