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Q&A: Lawless Libya

The brief detention of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has highlighted the power of the militias set up to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which still prevent the government from exercising control.

How can a prime minister be kidnapped?

Two years after Col Gaddafi was toppled, the elected government does not really control much of the country – the numerous different armed groups which emerged across Libya to oust him still run many areas.

Article by Farouk Chothia, BBC News.

To read the full article, click here.

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