New SANA Briefing Paper on Tripoli's Armed Groups
The history of Tripoli after the fall of Qaddafi is one of conflict, shifting control, fractured alliances, and the quest for power and influence. Central among the players in this quest have been the militias controlling the capital’s territory. In the past two years, that control has consolidated into the hands of a cartel: four militias whose military dominance, influence in government, and power over the resources of the state is unprecedented. A new Briefing Paper from the Security Assessment in North Africa project traces the genesis of these militias and explores how they exercise their power now, and what dangers the Libyan capital—and the country—face in the future.