Libya

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  • UN backed forces in Libya

#7 – Libyan Forces Head For Sirte

Sirte is Islamic State's most significant stronghold outside Iraq and Syria. It is also the group's most valuable asset inside oil-rich Libya. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • Libya Weapons

#6 – The World Backs Libya’s Fight Against IS

The African Union on Wednesday threw its weight behind Italian and US-led moves to stabilise Libya, which include arming a national unity government to fight Islamic State militants. Read More >> Source: Business Day Live

  • Libya aftermath

#1 – The World Backs Libya’s Fight Against IS Threat

"We look forward to partnering with the GNA and neighbouring countries to tackle the threat posed throughout the Mediterranean and on its land borders by criminal organisations engaged in all forms of smuggling and trafficking, [...]

  • migrants crossing the desert

#6 – Migrants Risk Everything For A Better Life

Fleeing devastated agriculture, overpopulation and unemployment, migrants from a dozen countries gather in caravans every Monday night in Niger and make a mad dash through the Sahara to Libya, hoping to eventually hop across the [...]

  • Migrants On Boat

#7 – Libya Says It Can’t Handle The Migrant Situation Alone

Libya says it does not have the resources to control the flow of people heading to Europe, and has accused the EU of failing to deliver on promises to help. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • Pensive Obama

#1 – Obama Regrets What Happened In Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama admits that failing to prepare for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • Libya Government

#3 – Libya’s Troubles Are Far From Over

Just when we thought Libya’s new unity government would bring stability, it has been thrown into chaos, as the head of its rival Tripoli-based authority apparently refused to cede power. Read More >> Source: Al [...]

  • Libya Weapons

#2 – You Can Buy Guns On Social Media In Libya

An online marketplace for illicit weapons is thriving in the Middle East and North Africa, a study found that sales of heavy machine guns, rocket and grenade launchers, and anti-aircraft guns on private Facebook groups [...]

  • Libya New Leader

#6 – The Leader Of Libya’s New Government Visits Tripoli

“We will work for a ceasefire across Libya, for national reconciliation and the return of displaced people, and we will seek to confront Islamic State,” he said. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

  • Obama and Cameron

#3 – Obama Says His Alliance Partners Let Libya Deteriorate

He made critical comments about both the UK and France for participating in military action in Libya in 2011 that removed its dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, but subsequently failing to stop it becoming a “mess”. Read [...]