On the Frontline of the Battle Against Islamic State, Libyan Fighters Face a Vicious Enemy
A coalition of armed groups is advancing against the IS stronghold in Sirte, but faces land mines, treacherous booby traps, and a town that may be loyal to a rival.
Heavily Armed and With No Economy, This Town Is Libya in a Nutshell
The Saharan town of Ubari is now at peace — but full of kids with weapons and no prospects for a life after the fighting. And Libya's three rival governments can do very little about it.
Libyan Bikers, and Everybody Else, Fight for Normalcy in a Devastated Country
Libya has a new, UN-backed government and two others fighting for control. That's making life impossible for Libyans, including a biker club that's got nowhere left to ride.
African Migrants in Libya Face Kidnapping, Torture, and Robbery on Smuggling Route to Europe
In the past five years armed groups have proliferated, capitalizing on Libya's porous borders, political crisis, and security vacuum, and transforming the smuggling of human beings into a lucrative, and booming, business.
Islamic State Tightens Grip on Qaddafi’s Hometown After Failed Uprising
Reports of beheadings and bodies strung up on poles have emerged following an attempted rebellion against Islamic State militants in the Libyan city of Sirte.
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In a Southern Libya Oasis, a Proxy War Engulfs Two Tribes
For the indigenous southern Tuareg and Tebu tribes, politically used and marginalized by Qaddafi, this is a local battle about historical grievances, Libyan identity, and who belongs to the land.