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Eastern Libyan forces attack Tripoli airport for second night

The conflict is part of chaos which has continued in Libya since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Haftar is allied to a parallel government in the east.

What is happening in Libya?

Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011, dozens of militias led by multiple war-lords scrambled to occupy the power vacuum left behind by Gaddafi's ouster. As a result, Libya turned into a war zone with different militant leaders claiming the control of the North African nation.

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Where Libya's revolution began, many now yearn for a strong hand

Currently, political control in Libya is split between rival tribes, armed groups and even administrations. The east has its own government, which is opposed to a UN-backed authority in Tripoli.

Libyan factions agree to December 10 elections, says Libyan PM advisor

Libya splintered following the 2011 NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, and since 2014 has been divided into competing political and military factions based in Tripoli and the east.

Libyan group says it has freed Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam

A statement by the captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Saif al-Islam was released on Friday, but gave no details on his whereabouts. Battalion officials reached by The Associated Press at Zintan, a town south of the capital Tripoli where it is based, confirmed his release.

Libya's eastern-based government cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar

Regional powers have sided with opposing camps that have vied for power in Libya since the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran strongman leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Donald Trump

Asked by NBC's Chuck Todd if the Middle East would be more stable with Gaddafi and Saddam in power, Trump replied, "Of course it would be."

Libya court sentences Muammar Gaddafi's son to death in absentia for 2011 killings

The Tripoli court that sentenced Seif al-Islam, who is being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government, also sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.

Libya: Muammar Gaddafi palaces reduced to garbage dumps, pet markets

Rebels hastily bulldozed much of the compound when they captured it in August 2011.

Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli

Heavy shelling resumed in Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of its airport.

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