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Libya in chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi

Libya, where rival authorities and numerous militias are vying for power, fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moamer Gaddafi in October 2011. Gaddafi killed Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, is killed on October 20, 2011, as he tries to flee his hometown Sirte. Three days later, the former rebel National Transitional Council declares Libya's "total liberation" after a NATO-backed uprising that began in February. In August 2012, the NTC hands over power to the transitional General National Congress elected…

Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam freed after five years of detention in Libya

TRIPOLI: An armed group in Libya said on Saturday that it has freed Seif al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi who has been in custody since November 2011. The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a militia of former rebels that controls the town of Zintan in western Libya, said Seif al-Islam was freed Friday evening, “the 14th day of the month of Ramadan“, under an amnesty law promulgated by the parliament based in the east. The brigade, however, declined to disclose his whereabouts, citing concerns over his…