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They Escaped Islamic State. But Their Horror Hasn't Ended.

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.14.2016 | World

SIRTE, Libya, Dec 14 (Reuters) - One mild morning in October, when the roar of fighter jets over Sirte had died down and the crackle of gunfire had pa...

Libyan Forces And U.S. Airstrikes Fight To Push ISIS Out Of Libyan City

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.14.2016 | World

TRIPOLI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Libyan forces fighting to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold of Sirte said they had made advanc...

What We Know About ISIS In Libya

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.19.2016 | World

The self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has long been making a push to capitalize on the chaos in Libya. For over a year, it has carried...

The Islamic State in Libya: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Islamic State is attempting to create, across North Africa in general and in Libya in particular, the same type of hybrid political-terrorist state that it created in Iraq and Syria.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

New Pressures on the UN Security Council to Lift Its Arms Embargo on Libya

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Joseph Braude

Pressures mounted on the United Nations Security Council yesterday to lift its international embargo on arms to the Libyan government. In an interview with journalist Valerio Robecco, Libyan UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi said, "A time limit should be set for militias to leave the capital and a government of national united needs to be formed.

Libya: New Proof Of Mass Killings At Gaddafi Death Site

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – New evidence collected by Human Rights Watch implicates Misrata-based militias in the apparent execution of dozens of detainees following...

Former Servant Recounts Gaddafi's Final Days

Posted 02.22.2012 | World

He was one of the last people to see Muammar Gaddafi alive. He was there when the Libyan dictator's convoy was struck by NATO and when he was captured...

Qaddafi Death Shows He Was Just a Man

Igor Cherstich | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Igor Cherstich

Politically speaking, he had already been dead for quite a while. But the widely circulated footage of Qaddafi's corpse, bare-chested and covered in blood, bears a special significance.

Human Rights Watch: Thousands Of Unsecured Weapons Missing In Libya, Threaten Security

Posted 12.25.2011 | World

Huge numbers of Libyan weapons are up for grabs in warehouses near Sirte, the New York-based organization Human Rights Watch warned on Tuesday. Hum...

Gaddafi Body Kept In Freezer In Misrata Market (VIDEO)

Posted 12.21.2011 | World

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's body is being held in a commercial freezer in a Misrata market, Reuters and the Associated Press report. Vid...

WATCH: How Much Of The World Learned About Gaddafi's Death (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

The news of Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death spread like wildfire across the world on Thursday. Media outlets, world leaders and locals in Libya we...

Sirte: Information About City Where Gaddafi Was Born, Killed

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed dictator of Libya, was killed on Thursday following Libyan fighters' capture of Sirte, the former ruler's hometown. Ac...

Gaddafi's Iconic Golden Gun Taken After His Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, after National Transitional Council (NTC) forces captured the tow...

MAP: Where Gaddafi Was Reportedly Killed

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Muammar Gaddafi reportedly has been captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte, which lies along the northern coast of Libya. While much of the n...

Joshua Hersh

Gaddafi Killed: Libyan Dictator's Demise A Major Step For Peaceful Transition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

The reported death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who has been in hiding since rebels seized his government headquarters in Tripoli in Aug...

Graphic Photo Reportedly Shows Gaddafi Captured, Killed

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

After Libyan rebels captured Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Thursday, reports surfaced that the ousted Libya leader had been captured and kill...

Gaddafi Reportedly Killed After Capture Of Sirte

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Longtime dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, has been killed following the capture of his hometown of Sirte. [CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES] There...

Justice for the Liberators of Sirte!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The international community that made the historic resolution to prevent, by force, the inevitable bloodbath in Benghazi, cannot turn a deaf ear to the rumors of violent acts against civilians.

You're a Widow in Libya... Now What?

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Calls for justice after war are made compelling by horrendous stories of wrongdoing and resulting human suffering. But left out are people considered "collateral damage."

Libyan Fighters Still Face Stiff Battle for Gaddafi Home Town

Rob Crilly | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

What if Gaddafi has chosen his hometown to make a last stand?

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Obama: Gaddafi Will 'Inevitably' Leave Power

Reuters | Alister Bull and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

May 20, 2011 2:31:28 AM By Alister Bull and Joseph Logan WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, May 20 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi will inevitably leave power, U.S...

Saki Knafo

Why Muammar Gaddafi's Hometown Matters In The Fight For Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

Earlier this week, rebel forces in Libya fought their way to the outskirts of Sirte, a seafront city about the size of Tallahassee. The day before, pu...

David Wood

Rebel Celebrations In Libya May Be Premature

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Jubilant Libyan rebels racing westward to reoccupy the towns of Ajdabiya, Brega, Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf are joyfully anticipating the i...