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Libya: Six years on, what remains of the revolution in key city of Zintan?

Six years have passed since the outbreak of the revolution that led to the ouster and killing of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi. With the country divided between rival clans, some are beginning to miss the old regime, however despised it was at the time. Our reporter Charles Emptaz went to Zintan, near Tripoli, which was the scene of fierce fighting between revolutionaries and pro-Gaddafi loyalists.

Zintan is a city like no other. Perched high in Libya’s north-western Nafusa Mountains, near the capital Tripoli, it played a key role in the revolution. It was here that Gaddafi’s first missiles fell in the west of the country. It was also in Zintan that Saif al-Islam, son of the deposed leader, was imprisoned. Finally, it was in Zintan that the 2014-2015 war between the nationalists and the Islamist brigades ended. Today, what remains of all these battles, victories and defeats? What is left of the ideals of the Libyan revolution?

To recount the singular history of this city, our reporter met with Zintan’s warlords and inhabitants, sketching the outline of a post-revolutionary Libya, torn between dreams of emancipation and the risk of the country splitting up.

>> Also available to read on France 24: "Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam wants to 'contribute to unification' of Libya"

By Charles EMPTAZ

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