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The Sun Sets on Libya Dawn

Apr 2, 2016 | 13:20 GMT
Libyan rebels are silhouetted at sunset on March 7, 2011. Three years later, an Islamist coalition would mount another revolt meant to topple the country's newly elected government.
Libyan rebels are silhouetted at sunset on March 7, 2011. Three years later, an Islamist coalition would mount another revolt meant to topple the country's newly elected government.
(ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

For the Islamist government in Libya's capital, the arrival of a new unity government in Tripoli spells the beginning of the end of its hold on power. The General National Congress, or GNC, has controlled Tripoli since the violent Libya Dawn uprising in 2014. Now a newly formed unity government is ready to take over the country, and the GNC is more or less powerless to oppose it....

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