Four Years After Gaddafi, Libya Is a Failed State Weapons are pouring out of Africa’s most oil-rich country while extremist fighters tumble in.

Balkanization - Weapon of Mass Destruction

Source: <a href=”http://fpif.org/four-years-after-gaddafi-libya-is-a-failed-state/” target=”_blank”>http://fpif.org/four-years-after-gaddafi-libya-is-a-failed-state/</a&gt;

By Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner, April 6, 2015

Nearly four years after NATO-backed rebels toppled the former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, the North Africa country has plunged into chaotic unrest.

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. The internationally recognized government relocated to Tobruk, situated in eastern Libya along the Mediterranean coast near the Egyptian border, while Libya Dawn set up a rival government, known as the new General National Congress, in the capital.

As forces aligned with the Tobruk government have fought Libya Dawn, the conflict has gradually become internationalized. Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched air strikes targeting Libya Dawn, while Turkey, Qatar…

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