The Lust for Libya: How a Nation was Torn Apart

Posted by Ed 13 mths ago
Libya has been broken apart. Torn asunder by competing local, regional and international forces, its survival as a singular nation-state is under threat.

Once Africa's wealthiest country with the continent's largest oil reserves and highest standard of living, Libya, liberated from a dictator's grip, is mired in a violent, internecine conflict that has left many of its people struggling for food, fuel and security.

So how did it come to this?

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Ed 13 mths ago
Libya crisis: The fight for Tripoli explained from the frontline

Eight years after the fall of its former ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, Libya remains plagued by instability.

Last month the self-styled Libyan National Army led by strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the capital, Tripoli.

BBC Arabic's Feras Killani has spent time embedded with fighters allied to the country's internationally recognised Government of National Accord, as they battle to repel the assault.

He reflects on what he saw on the frontline, and explains what's happening and what it means for Libya.

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