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“We’re Living in Horror:" Civilians Are Bearing the Brunt of Libya’s Civil War

Sean Stephens

“Volcano of anger”: What you need to know about the escalating crisis in Libya

The government action will “purge all Libyan cities of aggressor and illegitimate forces,” said Colonel Mohamed Gnounou
David Gilbert

Bodies found off the Libyan coast highlight a spike in the deaths of migrants and refugees

The International Organization for Migration says deaths already total over 4,000 this year — 26 percent higher than in 2015 and increasingly concentrated in the Mediterranean.
VICE News and Reuters
war and conflict

Libyan Fighters Are Driving the Islamic State Out of the Only Major City It Controls in the Country

If the advances are sustained, they could dislodge Islamic State from its most important base outside the Middle East and provide a boost to the UN-backed Government of National Accord.
Reuters News Agency
middle east

Five Years On, Revolution Leaves Libya in the Grip of Civil War and the Islamic State

Muammar Qaddafi is gone and his sons are either dead or in prison, but Libya is still convulsing as rival governments vie for control of the oil-rich nation.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
middle east

Libya's Peace Process Moves Forward — But So Does the Islamic State

Libya named a new national unity government on Tuesday — a small but important step toward ending the nation's bloody, multi-party civil war. Looming over the ordeal is the specter of the Islamic State, which is expanding a mini-state in Sirte.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
Islamic State

The Islamic State's Next Target: Libyan Oil

Experts say Libya’s oil holds the key to the Islamic State establishing control of the country and turning it into a base for future attacks in Africa and Europe.
John Dyer

The Pizza Rivalry That's Keeping a Dying Beach Community Afloat

Salisbury Beach, a once-bustling post-war seaside destination, is now a depressed ghost town—but the pizza keeps people coming back.
Terrence Doyle
war and conflict

UN Libya Envoy Lands Cushy Job With UAE Government That Pays $50,000 Per Month

Spanish diplomat Bernardino Leon was communicating by email with UAE officials about the position while he was overseeing negotiations between the two principal sides in Libya's conflict, one of whom is backed by the UAE.
Samuel Oakford

Libya's Future Is Up in the Air as Political Talks Between Rival Governments Collapse

These negotiations are the international community's attempt to retain Libya as some sort of viable state. Meanwhile, a power vacuum has allowed people-smugglers and Islamist militants to gain an edge in the chaos.
Kayla Ruble

Anniversary of Muammar Qaddafi's Death Coincides with Failed Peace Talks in Libya

In the years since Qaddafi's fall, Libya has been torn apart by political instability, militia violence, and Islamist extremist groups.
Kayla Ruble
war and conflict

Libya's Migrant Cattle Trade: One Refugee's Story

VICE News visited a makeshift prison where a group of 700 Eritrean refugees captured by Libyan militia were being held. Migrants have become human commodities in a chaotic and harrowing conflict.
Marco Salustro