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The fight for Tripoli explained from the front line – BBC News

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 …

Benghazi’s displaced: a litmus test for Libya | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.  FILE PHOTO: A historic building, that was destroyed …

Famed Libyan ruins rely on locals for support

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya (Reuters) – The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya’s coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination, but conflict has left one of ancient Rome’s great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside world.   Ruins are seen …