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September 11, 2012: American ambassador killed in Benghazi attack

On September 11, 2012 Islamist terrorists launched an organised attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi killing the US Ambassador and three other Americans

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March 17, 2014: Army academy bombed in Libya

On this day in 2014 several car bombs exploded at a Libyan army academy in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least eight people and wounding more than a dozen

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January 28, 2015: Attack in Libya

On this day in 2015 terrorists claiming allegiance to ISIS said they were responsible for an armed assault on a luxury hotel in Libya that killed at least eight people.

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August 1, 1985: Kidnapping off the coast of Libya

On this day in 1085, three European hostages were seized in the Mediterranean by Abu NIdal terrorists and were not freed until almost five years later.

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April 5, 1986 | Bombing at Berlin disco

On April 5, 1986 a bomb went off in a Berlin disco (yes, there were discos in Germany in 1986), killing three people and wounding more than 200.

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February 12, 2015 | Beheading of Coptic Christians in Libya

On this day in 2015 a branch of Islamic State (ISIS) beheaded 21 Christians in Libya. The terrorist group released a video of the horrific crime.

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ISIS massacre of aspiring migrants in Libya – January 1, 2016

On January 1, 2016 more than 300 West African migrants, including Gambians, Senegalese and Nigerians, were massacred by ISIS in Libya.

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Perspectives

Rusty spring

Reality has a nagging habit of interfering with theory and the last few years have shown quite clearly that early jubilation has yielded to despair as civil wars and insurgencies have arisen in Libya, Yemen, Syria and there is an unquestionable lack of freedom in many other countries.