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“Here we are, fighting the West’s war against terrorism. But although the West promises help, it never comes.” ~IBRAHIM MUSTAFA, a 29-year-old commander in Surt, Libya, where forces organized under the auspices of the United Nations-backed unity government are attacking the Islamic State.   Source: Quotation of the Day – …

The ghosts of Gaddafi – Al Jazeera English

Fighters loyal to Libya’s former government have joined forces with ISIL, threatening to the country’s security. It is a beautiful sandy beach and emerald green waves roll in from the Mediterranean Sea. The coast of Misrata goes on for kilometres and as I look into the distance I see nothing …

Quote of the Day

“It’s become like America, a land of opportunity — for kidnappers.” ~MOHANNED EL MAHJOUB, a militia commander in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, five years after the uprising that ousted Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Source: Quotation of the Day – The New York Times

Rivalries, squabbles hinder Libya’s unity government | Reuters

A month after it was agreed in Morocco, a U.N.-backed plan for a united Libyan government is struggling to take off. Efforts to push the hard-fought compromise through show the enduring regional rivalries and power struggles that have bedeviled Libya since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. While foreign pressure …