World #1 – US pulls some forces from Libya as fighting approaches Tripoli

Daily News Article - April 9, 2019


1. For LIBYA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources” below.

2. For LIBYA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) For what reason has a small contingent of U.S. troops been in Libya over the past several years?
c) List the countries that support the rebel Libyan National Army in opposition to the UN backed government.
d) What position has the U.S. taken on this conflict?