Libya: Six years since the fall of Gaddafi
15 February 2017 | 2:39 am
It has been six years since a popular uprising led to the fall of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Libyans were hoping for an era of democracy, economic prosperity and social peace, but little has been achieved.
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