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Zimbabwean batsman Hamilton Masakadza, left,  makes a run  on the first  cricket ODI  against  Australia at Harare Sports Club in  Harare Zimbabwe Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwean batsman Hamilton Masakadza, left, makes a run on the first cricket ODI against Australia at Harare Sports Club in Harare Zimbabwe Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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    And the newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said he doesn't believe foreign intervention is helpful. The diplomat, Bernardino Leon, said only an inclusive political process with all Libyans represented in parliament, government and other state institutions will end the instability gripping the country.

    "Any kind of intervention or foreign intervention won't help Libya get out of chaos," Leon said.

    American officials have not attributed the strikes to any country publicly. Egypt has repeatedly denied involvement. Emirati officials have not commented.

    Islamist militias in Libya have made similar allegations against Egypt and the U.A.E. following two days of mysterious airstrikes against Islamist-allied militia positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, since Aug. 18.

    The strikes happened as Islamist-backed militias were fighting for control of Tripoli's international airport. Libyan officials have repeatedly called the airstrikes "foreign," and the country's air force likely does not have the capability to fly night sorties.

    Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Tuesday said reports of an Egyptian role in the airstrikes were "unsubstantiated rumors."

    Shukri said his country respects Libya's popular will and elected parliament, and wanted to help train its armed forces. "But we have no direct connection to any of the military operations on the ground in Libya," he said.

    The Emirates and its Gulf neighbor Qatar played the most prominent Arab roles in the military intervention that helped lead to Gadhafi's ouster, with both sending warplanes to assist the NATO-led effort. They also provided humanitarian aid, and Qatar in particular played a major role as a supplier of weapons to rebel groups.

    But the two countries — both important U.S. allies — today find themselves in opposing camps jostling for influence in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.

    The Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi — who led the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi — are staunchly opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, which they see as a threat to their ruling systems. Morsi hails from the Brotherhood, Egypt's largest Islamic group.

    Qatar is far more accommodating to the Brotherhood and its allies, including Islamist factions fighting for power in Libya. It was a major backer of Morsi's government and is home to the leader of Hamas, an Islamist group that Israel and the West consider to be a terrorist organization.

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