Muammar Gaddafi Supporters Face Hostile Militia: Residents Forced to Desert Town of Tawargha
Western Libya's town of Tawargha is paying a high price for supporting the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during the country's past war. The town, once home to nearly 40000 people, was severely damaged in the conflict and ransacked during the spoils of war. Residents have been displaced and are not allowed to return. Once used as a base for attacks on the city of Misrata, all roads leading to it are now blocked or guarded by militia.