BENGHAZI, Libya | Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

17Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country’s east and west.

Hundreds of people reveled Sunday in the western cities of Tripoli, Misrata and Zawiya, where bands played national songs and flags lined the streets.

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