Large Libyan National Army convoys moving towards Tripoli | April 3rd 2019 | Libya

Oil-rich Libya once had the highest Human Development Index in the whole of Africa. In March 2011, however, NATO began bombing the country in support of Islamist rebels, who were fighting against the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

After Gaddafi was brutally murdered in October 2011, Libya descended into chaos and civil war, featuring open-air slave markets trafficking migrants from sub-saharan Africa and the surge of terrorism, including the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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