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Q&A: 7 years after Gadhafi's death, Libya remains in turmoil

BEIRUT - Dozens of people have been killed after days of violent clashes in the suburbs of Tripoli, with rival militias fighting fierce street battles for control of the Libyan capital.

The upheaval is the latest setback in the long-running and highly chaotic effort to cobble together a government and restore stability after strongman Moammar Gadhafi was toppled from power during the height of the "Arab Spring" in 2011.

Since Gadhafi was ousted, dozens of militias and an Islamic State affiliate have engaged in turf wars for control of Libya's cities, even as

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