Page last updated at 14:43 GMT, Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Libya: 'Bitter ironies' of Sirte destruction

Months after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's death, the city of Sirte - where the Libyan leader was born and died - lies in ruins.

In the area of the city which saw the worst of the fighting, known as Area Two, most of the twenty thousand former residents have yet to return.

As Newsnight's Diplomatic and Defence editor Mark Urban reports, many in the city feel bitter and angry that nothing is being done to improve their plight.

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific