Libya economic woes overshadow Eid al-Adha celebration

Libya's financial squeeze is casting a shadow over the annual Eid celebrations.

    As Muslims prepare to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha, Libyans are complaining of a huge jump in the price of sheep.

    Muslims offer a ritual sacrifice of a sheep during Eid and distribute some of its meat to those less fortunate. This year, many are saying they cannot afford to buy a lamb to slaughter.

     

    Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli.


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