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What is the Benghazi controversy?

Recently, I've been hearing bits and pieces regarding some controversy involving the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack Although It's not hard to find stories about the controversy , I've found it ...
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If Muammar Gaddafi was a benevolent dictator then why was the military intervention by NATO in Libya conducted?

What was NATO's stated problem with the late Muammar Gaddafi's leadership as the leader of Libya? What possibly would have led NATO signatories to be all over his rule and yet the citizens were happy (...
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Why does France support Haftar?

According to Politico, it's because Haftar controls the oilfields among other things. Is it a legitimate fear that Haftar would cut France off oil otherwise? Or is it a strategy for quicker peace?
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Which NATO countries sided with France in the 2020 Courbet frigate incident?

Back in 2020, according to French sources: the relationship between Paris and Ankara was severely affected by a serious naval incident on June 10, in which a Turkish vessel threatened a French ...
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Why do governments negotiate with warlords?

I just saw that Egypt launched talks with the UN backed government in Libya and warlord Haftar. Why do news agencies such as Al Jazeera states "Forces loyal to Warlord Haftar attacked Tripoli&...
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Is there a clear pair of lists of [present] foreign supporters of the two (major) sides in the Libyan civil war and the extent of their support?

The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Apparently Turkey backs the GNA (with troops now) and Egypt plus a few other Arab states ...
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Was there a major shift in the civil war in Libya in the last twelve months?

This 1 year old BBC article says the following map shows who controls what in Libya: But this map shows the opposite: Was there a major shift in the civil war in Libya in the last twelve months?
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Why did the life expectancy in Libya decline even before the Libyan civil war?

I've stumbled on the weird fact, that the life expectancy at birth declined in Libya from 2008 to 2012. Which was a trend that isn't reflected in neighbouring countries. https://data.worldbank.org/...
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What does the world think about the death of Gadafi? [closed]

After the death of Gadafi, I didn't hear much more about it -- what does the world think about the death of Gadafi?
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Did Gaddafi's choice to have a plain green flag for Libya result in any political consequences?

From 1977-2011, as every kid who ever looked at the flag page in those old dictionaries could tell you, Libya's official flag was a plain green field. My question is whether this unusual design had ...
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Have any details been released (or leaked) on the Trump-Hifter (=Haftar) call?

A NYT article on Libyan civil war states: And the messages from Washington have been mixed. Days after Mr. Pompeo urged Mr. Hifter to stop his assault on Tripoli in April, President Trump called Mr....
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