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With violence spreading across Libya and the U.S. Embassy closing in Tripoli, Republican lawmakers over the weekend blasted the Obama administration for failing to stop yet another troubled Middle Eastern nation from descending into complete chaos, and even some Democrats conceded that America's influence in the world has waned considerably.
Black plumes of smoke is seen in the vicinity of Camp Thunderbolt, after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Benghazi July 26, 2014.
Iman Al-Obeidi, who says she was sexually assaulted by Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's men, is led away March 26, 2011, by authorities of the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, where she was coming to tell her story to journalists.
It all started in early 2011, when the West brought along groups consisting of enemies of the Al-Fatah Revolution, together with some naive youth, into the Libyan streets to usher in an era of chaos and destruction.
BEIRUT: A recently released book by an American author claims that charismatic Shiite Imam Musa Sadr was executed, and that an Iranian figure was involved in his killing.
France and Germany have joined Britain in calling on their citizens in Libya to leave the country amid the worst violence since the war that brought the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011.
Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people - including civilians - in the country's restive east, health officials said Sunday.
The US has said it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns.
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The US embassy in Libya was evacuated today. "Due to the continuing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out," said State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf.
The decision to evacuate the 158 Americans from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, the Libya capital, was an undeniable acknowledgment by the Obama administration of a collapsing situation, just three years after U.S. and NATO forces helped rebels bring down the four-decade rule of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Under a 2009 agreement, Libya also agreed to allow Italian coastguard to stop boatloads of African migrants on the seas and forcibly return them to Libya.
Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts and bulldozed earthen barricades mapped out the frontlines around Tripoli's largest airport, now at the heart of a standoff between the country's powerful militias.
The Sanussi decision comes out at a time when the challenges facing Libya's justice system continue to mount at an alarming pace.
A conference launching a new committee to follow up on the case of Shiite Imam Musa Sadr's disappearance.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 04:13 am
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