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Conflict in Libya: Author Hisham Matar on War and the Gaddafi Regime

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Citizens of Libya had grown tired of living in a dictatorship, and on February 15, 2011, a series of peaceful protests began. They were seeking to remove the leader, Muammar Gaddafi, who had been leading the country since he overthrew King Idris I in 1969. However, this attempted revolution grew violent. In this video, speaks with Libyan author Hisham Matar. When talking about his second book, Anatomy of a Disappearance, it is also important to get context about the Libyan situation. He discusses Muammar Gaddafi and his dictatorship, the conflict in Libya, and what it all means for the Libyan people.

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