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30/12/2011

‘Libyan Society Falling Apart Without Anti-Gaddafi Glue’

Human Wrongs Watch

Russia Today*29/12/2011 – Libya is heading into the New Year with new leaders and hopes. But it turns out, as the immediate post-revolutionary excitement fades, the different factions of the former rebels are turning on each other in what may become a competition for power.

**Portrait of Gaddafi in lobby-of Bab al Bahar hotel, Tripoli | Russia Today

Flying high, but still running low – almost two months after the lifting of a no-fly zone over Tripoli, the city’s airport operates far below its capacity. Yet, the passenger traffic keeps increasing every month, as more and more airlines are putting Tripoli back on their flight schedules.

The Tripoli airport is once again buzzing with visitors. Eight airlines have already resumed service; more are expected to follow in the coming months. But while flight controllers and customs officials are back at their desks, it is still the militia who call the shots here. And the rebels themselves admit that the situation is still way too turbulent to cede control to civilian authorities.

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