Family photo ahead of talks on Libya in Palermo

Global leaders who are meeting in Italy in a bid to kick-start Libya’s long stalled political process pose for a family photo. Absent from the photo is eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is in Palermo but has said he will not join the talks and instead will meet with leaders in the margins of the main conference. IMAGES of the family photo

Italian PM Conte shakes hands with Libya’s Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets self-proclaimed Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Khalifa Haftar on the second day of a conference on Libya in Palermo. Libya’s key political players are meeting with global leaders in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections. IMAGES of handshake between Conte and Haftar

Life After Qaddafi — Libya: A Broken State

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Three years after the Libyan revolution and the subsequent downfall of its dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the country has descended further into chaos and insecurity. Rebel militias, radical Islamists and former Qaddafi commander Khalifa Haftar are among the different groups vying for power and oil wealth, creating a vacuum in which violence and militancy reign supreme.

VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh was in Libya in 2011 to witness the revolution. This year, he returned to follow members of the 17th February battalion, a rebel group fighting against Haftar’s forces. Dairieh witnessed first-hand how life after the Libyan revolution has devolved into lawlessness and Islamic State-linked extremism.

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Military Jet Crashes In Libyan City of Tobruk: This Just In

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Libyan fighters claimed shooting down a plane belonging to militia forces of General Khalifa Haftar. A source close to the officer said the plane crashed because of a technical fault. The military aircraft crashed on Friday after carrying out air strikes targeting armed groups in Derna further East.

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