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U.S. plan aims to give Libya another chance : Challenges await bid to help Tripoli fight Islamic State

May 18, 2016 - Chicago Tribune

The overthrow of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi nearly five years ago by NATO-backed rebels left a political vacuum in the oil-rich North African nation, with rival governments and armed militias battling ever since for control.

A new Obama administration plan to funnel international support to an untested government in Tripoli is intended to give Libya -- and U.S. policy -- another chance.

The effort, which would require the United Nations to ease a weapons embargo, aims to train ...