TRIPOLI- The Libyan government on Thursday appealed for foreign help to fight terrorism, in its first acknowledgement that "terrorist groups" were behind dozens of attacks against security services and Westerners.

A picture shows a burnt building at the US consulate compound in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on September 13, 2012 (AFP:File, Gianluigi Guercia)
AFP File, Gianluigi Guercia