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We can no longer ignore the impact of our actions in Libya

Libya remains an ungoverned space on Europe’s doorstep because of choices made, primarily, by British and French political leaders

By Arthur Snell  

The fight to recapture Sirte from Islamic State last November. Photo: PA

As soon as the identity of the suicide bomber that murdered 22 concert goers in Manchester on Monday night was released, people began trying to understand the significance of Salman Abedi’s connections to Libya.

Although Manchester born and bred, members of Abedi’s family, including his father and brother, are based in Libya, their country of origin. Abedi was known to have travelled to and from Libya regularly, including returning from there, via Turkey, only days before the attack.

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