Skip to comments.Libyan Authorities Dissolve All Militias and Armed Groups
Posted on 09/23/2012 12:10:54 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Libyan authorities said late Saturday they had decided to dissolve all militias and armed groups that do not come under State authority, AFP reported.
The move, a day after Benghazi residents rebelled against the militias in violence that killed at least 11 people and wounded over 70, was announced by Mohammed al-Megaryef, head of the national assembly, in the eastern city.
The authorities also decided to put in place an "operations room" in Benghazi bringing together the army, forces of the interior ministry and defense ministry brigades comprising former rebels.
They called on the army to impose its authority by putting its own officers at the head of brigades born out of the 2011 revolt, which escalated into civil war and toppled the regime of Muammar Qaddafi.
On Friday, tens of thousands of Libyans demonstrated against militias. The protest came ten days after an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi left four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, dead on the anniversary of 9/11.
The measures were the outcome of meetings including de facto Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur, army chief Yussef al-Mangush, intelligence services head Salem al-Hassi as well as national assembly and local council members.
Meanwhile, the army issued an ultimatum ordering militias and armed groups to evacuate military compounds, state property and properties of members of the former regime, the official LANA news agency reported.
It ordered "all individuals and armed groups occupying military barracks, public buildings or property belonging to members of the former regime or (Qaddafis children) to evacuate these sites within 48 hours."
AFP reported that hundreds of former rebels have taken over strategic, state-owned military and civilian facilities as well as the properties of supporters and leaders of the former regime in the wake of its fall.
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Bullcrap. That is a statement for show. MSM will report it once or twice just to ignore all the latter development.
That is how international relations are made under Hitlery. They are clueless on how to deal with a problem so let’s make it virtual way just to calm unwashed masses.
The state department just finished a 3 week program teaching “media literacy” to the Libyans. I’m assuming media literacy means how to manipulate or propagandize.
Great idea! Now only the terrorists will have guns!
Yep. What "solvent" will they apply to make the tribal and religious militias dissolve? This isn't Star Trek. Saying it doesn't make it so.
Obamugabe’s Dream for America. Will be attempted in term number two.
Doesn’t much matter what’s happening, in islam there are no good guys and no winners.
The western world would be smart to encourage islam to continue fighting each other.
Also we should encourage them rioting in there own streets throughout islam...Making movies ridiculing MoHamHead seems to work well.