US President Barack Obama has said failing to prepare for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his presidency.
Mr Obama was answering some questions on lows and the highs of his time in office. He explained, nevertheless, that interceding in Libya had been “the correct thing to do”.
Strikes made to safeguard civilians during the 2011 rebellion were carried out by the US and other nations.
But after the previous Libyan leader was killed, Libya plunged into turmoil with two rival parliaments and governments and militias .
Socalled Islamic State (IS) gained a foothold, and Libya became a significant departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe.