Deadly clashes in Libya

fire burning at a fuel depot near the airport road in Tripoli

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Libya is in more danger now than at any time since the 2011 uprising and war that toppled dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Since then, a chaotic welter of regional militias has been competing for riches and influence. Some are also fighting to extend a version of Islamist governance across the country. That's been bad enough.

But two weeks of militia battles for control of Tripoli’s airport indicate that a new, more dangerous phase has begun. No ordinary turf war, the latest fighting could define Libya’s future and perhaps end its dream of democracy. (The Christian Science Monitor)


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