Libyans Mark 2011 Uprising with Faith in Interim Government

2/18/2021

Libyans are marking the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and eventual killing of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

The day comes as Libyans have their eyes on the recently appointed government, hopeful it will lead the country through elections scheduled for December 24, 2021.

Libya has for years been split between two rival administrations: the UN-recognized government in Tripoli and a government backed by commander Khalifa Haftar, head of Libyan National Army.

In 2019, Hafter attempted to capture Tripoli, the failure of which subsequently led to the UN talks and the establishment of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, which will be facilitating the elections in December.

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