Wednesday, January 7, 2015

War continues in Libya

**draft post from October

Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations says, warning commanders of armed groups they could face prosecution for possible war crimes.

The country, which was supposed to be a model of Obama-era reconstruction in the wake of the Arab Spring, has instead fallen into civil war since the ousting and death of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, and the ensuing struggle for power. While U.S. attention for Libya has declined in the wake of the 2012 raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the state of affairs has only worsened.
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Libya Herald

4 kidnapped in Tripoli and Egyptian Embassy sacked
the unoccupied Egyptian embassy on the Corniche, attacked and ransacked in an assault by at least ten weapon-mounted vehicles.
It is believed that the raid was in response to reports that Egypt has been giving more assistance to Libyan forces targeting Ansar Al-Sharia in Benghazi. Egypt, in concert with the United Arab Emirates, is assumed to have been behind air attacks on Libya Dawn forces in and around Tripoli.
5 killed in Benghazi

10/22 State dept brief

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