US State Department issues travel warning for Libya

US State Department issues travel warning for Libya, recommending US citizens leave country immediately due to security concerns – @StateDept

Since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall, Libya has been torn among multiple, rival, heavily armed militias affiliated to regions, cities and tribes, while the central government has been weak, unable to bring its authority over the country, inheriting Gadhafi-era military and police forces in disarray. Furthermore, militias have lined up on rival sides of a political struggle between Islamist politicians and their opponents.

People demonstrate together with a soldier in support of Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity,” a campaign against Islamists, at Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli May 23, 2014

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