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What We Know About ISIS In Libya

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.05.2016 | 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 carrie...

The Islamic State in Libya: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 12.20.2015 | 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...

Desperate Final Weeks For Former Libyan Leader

AP | KARIN LAUB and RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

MISRATA, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's all-powerful leader for four decades, spent his final weeks shuttling from hideout to hideout in his h...

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...

NATO To Decide Friday On Libya Campaign

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO officials say the alliance's governing body will meet Friday to decide to end the seven-month bombing campaign over Libya. NATO...

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...

Gaddafi's Maddening 42-Year Rule

AP | KIM GAMEL and LEE KEATH | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — During nearly 42 years in power, Moammar Gadhafi ruled with an eccentric brutality. He was so mercurial he turned Libya into an...

Joshua Hersh

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

Libyan Fighters Capture Gaddafi Hometown

AP | CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE, Associated Press SIRTE, Libya -- Libyan officials and NATO say they cannot confirm reports from revolutionary fighters that o...

Libyan PM Says Gaddafi Is Reportedly Recruiting Fighters

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's acting prime minister said Wednesday that ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi is believed to be recruiting fighters from othe...

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.

Total Liberation This Week? Libya Leader Hopes To Declare Victory

AP | By KIM GAMEL and RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- A Libyan spokesman said Wednesday that revolutionary forces have captured some fighters close to one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons in th...

Gaddafi Loyalists Still Fighting, NATO Surprised

AP | CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — NATO expressed surprise Tuesday at the determined resistance by forces defending Moammar Gadhafi's hometown as heavy fighting per...

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."