Security in Libya remains an ephemeral prospect. The country is awash with guns and militias, numbered in the thousands. Since the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, successive transitional governments have consistently failed to impose their authority over the entirety of its territory and to reverse a deteriorating security climate.
The reality is that since the fall of Gaddafi's regime, there hasn't been a single day of peace. Once NATO left and journalists returned to their home bureaus, the situation has steadily worsened. The disarmament plan and the reintegration of militias into the army have failed.
But even such occurrences are subject to a revisionism that is the hallmark of such a sectarian mindset. A recent example from my own experience was being told that Sufism is a load of nonsense as it is only, "what two or three hundred years old."
Two British journalists held in Libya after they were accused of spying have been released, the Foreign Office said. Nicholas
Two Libyan militia factions clashed in a gun battle on one of Tripoli's busiest streets on Tuesday, leaving four fighters
In Tripoli a few years ago, we were very impressed with the facilities at an ultra-modern hospital. Our suspicions grew however
The three rockets came out of a blue sky with a sound something between a howl and a hiss, exploding with harsh, dry detonations
The ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that Nato air strikes have killed 354 people and injured hundreds more
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the chairman of the Nation Transitional Council, has spoken out on the problem of institutional corruption
As the rebel leaders celebrate in Tripoli, what seems almost certain is the end of Colonel Gaddafi's 42 year reign as "Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution".