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Libya militias clash in central Tripoli

4th November (Reuters) Rival Libyan militias fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each other in Tripoli on Sunday and set fire to a former intelligence building in one of the worst breakdowns in security in the capital since the fall … Continue reading

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Libya: where violent and predatory militia gangs have become the real power in the land

The Independent – 08 Jul 2012 Libyans voted in their first democratic election yesterday to choose an interim national assembly to rule the country after the overthrow of Mu’ammer Gaddafi. International interest in this crucial election has been sparse compared … Continue reading

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Libyan armed militias ‘have stranglehold on country’

Telegraph – 5th Jul 2012 Amnesty International said that Libya risked repeating the violations that led to the uprising that removed the dictator after 42 years in power last August. On Saturday, Libyans will chose a congress to appoint a … Continue reading

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Snatched and detained: Libya’s “jungle law”

TRIPOLI — Abdulnasser Ruhuma was asleep in his bed when the militia fighters barged into his Tripoli home. The shouting woke the Libyan bank worker and he rushed downstairs to find around 40 men pointing their rifles at him. Moments … Continue reading

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Libya militia takes control of Tripoli airport

BBC An armed brigade has taken over Libya’s main airport in the capital, Tripoli, demanding the release of a senior leader who went missing on Sunday. The militiamen entered the airport with tanks and armoured vehicles and occupied the runway, … Continue reading

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Libya interim finance minister to resign soon, cites “wastage”

By Ali Shuaib TRIPOLI, May 10 (Reuters) – Libya’s interim finance minister said on Thursday he would resign soon because of “wastage of public funds”, citing a now-halted scheme to compensate former fighters and pressure from them for payment. “I … Continue reading

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Libya facing meltdown as armed gangs defy NTC rule

By CHRIS STEPHEN Published on Wednesday 28 March 2012 00:00 THE Libyan government yesterday admitted it faces a national crisis amid an escalation of violence and militia rule. Inter-tribal fighting in the largest Saharan town, Sabha, on Tuesday claimed 20 … Continue reading

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