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Libya is a country in North Africa.

Recent history

Libya was until recently a relatively wealthy African country due to reasons such as its large petroleum reserves and low population. The long time leader of Libya was Muammar al-Gaddafi.

In 2011 "Arab Spring" unrest transformed into the Libyan Civil War with participation by NATO. Gaddafi was killed. A civil war is still ongoing.

Some of current results of the war is that a relatively stable country has been devastated; the war causing mass killings and other atrocities; a large scale migration of individuals claiming to be refugees from the war arriving in Europe; terrorists from the war arriving in Europe; and rising religious fundamentalism and terrorism in Libya and elsewhere.


There are millions of blacks who could come out of the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in the security of the Mediterranean.
—Gaddafi in 2011 before his death.[1]

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