Militia

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 23rd, 2012
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LIBYA IS inadvertently in turmoil. The civil-strife torn country, which was gradually becoming a hub for private militias, witnessed a jiff of fresh air as protesters tore down the offices of a jihadi organisation that was allegedly involved in the cold blooded murder of US diplomat Christopher Steve...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Mar 18th, 2012
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Tripoli – A clash has erupted in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, between a militia and residents, killing at least one person. The fighting involves a powerful militia from Zintan in Libya’s western mountains and armed residents of a Tripoli neighbourhood once loyal to ousted dictator Mua...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Feb 15th, 2012
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Benghazi – One of the first trials for thousands of Libyans detained on suspicion of links to the ousted regime of Muammar Gaddafi is turning into a prime example of how ill-equipped the country’s justice system is to handle the cases. At a hearing in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wedne...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Feb 1st, 2012
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Tripoli – A gun battle between rival militias erupted in the Libyan capital on Wednesday, illustrating how Libya’s new rulers have so far failed to put their stamp on their country and bring it under control. No one was hurt in the bizarre stand-off. Witnesses say remnants of fighting gro...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 16th, 2012
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Tripoli – Rival Libyan militias clashed on Sunday south of Tripoli, sources told AFP, raising fresh security concerns with the war-torn North African country still emerging from a bloody conflict. A militia from the town of Gharyan, approximately 80km south of Tripoli, clashed with a rival arme...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 6th, 2012
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Benghazi – Hundreds of Libyan soldiers protested on Thursday in the eastern city of Benghazi, demanding payment of overdue wages and complaining militia groups had taken over their bases and were not interested in joining a new national army. The soldiers, part of a force marginalised by ousted...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 4th, 2012
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Tripoli – Libya on Tuesday named Yousef al-Manqoush, a retired general from the anti-Gaddafi bastion of Misrata, as head of the armed forces in the first significant move to build a new Libyan military. The appointment was announced as four fighters were killed in a gun battle between rival mil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 3rd, 2012
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Tripoli – Armed clashes erupted in the centre of Tripoli on Tuesday, with unknown gunmen trading anti-aircraft and heavy machine gun fire, an AFP reporter said. The fighting broke out at a building used as intelligence headquarters by the former regime of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi, which w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Dec 27th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libya’s rulers are struggling to deal with thousands of civilian fighters who helped oust Muammar Gaddafi and remain organised in armed brigades but now want key roles in the new government. Many of these young men left school or their jobs to fight against Gaddafi’s dicta...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Dec 19th, 2011
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Tripoli – It will take weeks to rid Libya’s streets of the militias that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, and months to form an army fit to take their place, Defence Minister Osama Al-Juwali said on Monday. His comments signalled a rift with others in Libya’s interim leadership who have call...