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2019-04-09

Battle for Tripoli escalates as fighting nears Libyan capital

Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army, backed by the United Arab Emirates, is leading a multi-pronged assault on the capital in an attempt to overthrow the Tripoli-based GNA.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/07/libya-us-forces-evacuated-haftar-seeks-military-control



On 19 March 2011, a multi-state NATO-led coalition began a military intervention in Libya

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_military_intervention_in_Libya

The United States and Britain have warmly welcomed Libya's decision to abandon its programmes for developing weapons of mass destruction.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3336627.stm


British Prime Minister Tony Blair put his personal seal of approval on Libya's return to international respectability by shaking hands Thursday with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in a ceremonial Bedouin tent near Tripoli.
Blair's visit to the home of the Arab ruler, whom President Ronald Reagan once described as the "mad dog of the Middle East," constituted a diplomatic reward for Gaddafi's agreement to dismantle Libya's weapons of mass destruction programs and condemn terrorism.





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