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Libya’s Quiet War (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News travels to south Libya’s remote Sahara desert, where the Tuareg are fighting for their land and rights.

by VICE News
Feb 11 2016, 4:30pm

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In remote southwest Sahara, the indigenous Tuareg tribe — variously used and discriminated against by former strongman Muammar Qaddafi — fight for their place in a post-revolutionary Libya.

Living deep in Libya's desert near large oil fields and lucrative smuggling routes, hundreds of miles from Libya's capital, the Tuareg find themselves impoverished and isolated on this prized land.

Nowhere is this felt more than in the oasis town of Ubari. Here the Tuareg are pitted against former neighbors in a proxy battle for assets and power, backed by government and international interests.

VICE News travels to meet the Tuareg on the front lines of Ubari and the border town of Ghat, to find out what is really happening in this rarely visited land.

Read "In a Southern Libya Oasis, a Proxy War Engulfs Two Tribes"

Watch "Libya's Migrant Trade: Europe or Die"

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