HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » Two years on, Benghazi th...

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:36 PM


Two years on, Benghazi threatens "another revolution" in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - As night fell over Benghazi, a familiar sound echoed across the eastern Libyan city - an explosion, and then gunfire. A bomb had just been thrown at a police car on patrol, injuring an officer.

It was the latest of many attacks on local security forces. Two months before, the man whose job it was to ensure Benghazi was safe, the police chief, was shot dead outside his home.

Two years after Libya's second city kindled the uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, it epitomises a popular revolution gone awry - rival militias and Islamist gunmen more powerful than the police, moving residents to ask: where is the state?

"Imagine a city taken over by militias when all you want is to support the state," activist Mohammed Buganah said. "People feel insecure. They are very upset and annoyed about this."

More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/01/us-libya-benghazi-idUSBRE91002N20130201

1 replies, 722 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Two years on, Benghazi threatens "another revolution" in Libya (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
leveymg Feb 2013 #1

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:24 AM

1. Best SoS, ever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread