Tragedy struck Saturday when an airstrike killed 28 cadets at a military school in the Libyan capitol of Tripoli.
Violence is, unfortunately, the norm in Tripoli. Libya has been afflicted by violence ever since 2011 when long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed.
The violence is largely a product of the fact that the country is in a state of civil war between rival powers. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has been fighting groups based in the east of the country.
The GNA has accused strongman Khalifa Haftar of conducting the airstrikes – a likely theory, since he has been leading an attack on the city.
However at this time Haftar has denied responsibility for the strikes. Of course, he would.
The situation in Libya has been terrible for nearly 10 years. The toppling of Gaddafi did not bring freedom and peace like many thought would happen. The power vacuum is yet to be filled and until that happens there will be violence.
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