Why is Libya so lawless? In 45 seconds
15 July 2014 Last updated at 12:25 BST
Libya is considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after fierce fighting forced the country's main international airport to close.
Anarchy has gripped the country since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, with militias ruling swathes of territory and successive governments struggling to exercise control.
Here are some of the reasons the country is so lawless - in 45 seconds.
Video produced by Michael Hirst