British journalist Nadine Dahan joins Scott to discuss her article for Middle East Eye, “Haftar forces launch fresh attack on besieged Libyan city of Derna.” Dahan discusses the factional politics and power struggle within Libya, and the power grab by the American-Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar. Scott then asks, “Will Libya ever be truly unified again?” In response Dahan details the many pitfalls in unifying the country, chief among which is the fact that everyone in the country is armed. Dahan then describes the horrors on the ground in the city of Derna, which has been under siege for more than two years by the Libyan National Army—after helping to expel ISIS from the country.
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