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FOR many Libyans the most alarming aspect of the ongoing fighting between militias for control of Tripoli international airport in the capital and renewed clashes in the second city, Benghazi, is the total absence of government security forces. Every week a new batch of soldiers, border guards or policemen, often trained with foreign help, is paraded for the media in Tripoli. But not one has shown their face in the most serious fighting to hit the Libya since the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Qaddafi.

The Economist

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