• July 15, 2024

[WATCH]Libyan militia swims and parties in seized US embassy


On August 31 a Libyan militia seized the US Embassy in Tripoli, with individual fighters videotaping each other “cheering” and “diving from… [an embassy] balcony into a swimming pool.”

Libya’s government now says “militias have captured most government ministries in [Tripoli].”

According to BBC News, these “militias have been fighting for power among themselves since… Col. Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown” by militias with the backing of U.S. air power in 2011. Al Jazeera reports that U.S. Embassy “staff had been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia in July” because of the “inter-militia violence,” but Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that “the embassy was not closed.”

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