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“Let them kill us... It’s better than the life we’re leaving behind.”
This month has seen a big push to dislodge ISIS from their stronghold in Sirte.
Here's where the group stands in the country.
Islamic State is attempting to create, across North Africa in general and in Libya in particular, the same type of hybrid political-terrorist state that it created in Iraq and Syria.
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.
Pressures mounted on the United Nations Security Council yesterday to lift its international embargo on arms to the Libyan government. In an interview with journalist Valerio Robecco, Libyan UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi said, "A time limit should be set for militias to leave the capital and a government of national united needs to be formed.
Gaddafi was captured on October 20, 2011, after NATO bombed the convoy in which he was travelling on the outskirts of the
Politically speaking, he had already been dead for quite a while. But the widely circulated footage of Qaddafi's corpse, bare-chested and covered in blood, bears a special significance.
Huge numbers of Libyan weapons are up for grabs in warehouses near Sirte, the New York-based organization Human Rights Watch
Below, watch footage showing Gaddafi's body in Misrata (WARNING: Graphic content): Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's