On 23 October, the EU's foreign policy chief issued a statement congratulating the Libyan people "on the first anniversary of the historic declaration of liberation". While Ashton did profess concern about ongoing violence, the general tone of her comments was triumphant. 

Four days later, the television channel RT broadcast horrific images from  Bani Walid, southeast of Tripoli.  The RT report included allegations made by a local lawyer that the militia attac...

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