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FACTDROP: Libya: Western Militias Unite, Posing Challenge to Transitional Government
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2/14/2012

Libya: Western Militias Unite, Posing Challenge to Transitional Government


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By Reuters
Feb 13 2012

Representatives of about 100 militias from western Libya said Monday they had formed a new federation to prevent infighting and allow them to press the country’s new government for further reform. The move was a blow to the Transitional National Council, which helped lead the eight-month uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and has sought to govern Libya since. The council has largely failed to decommission or bring under its control the hundreds of militias that fought in the war. The leader of the new federation, Col. Mokhtar Fernana, said the council’s committee in charge of integrating revolutionary fighters was taking in men who had fought for Colonel Qaddafi. “This committee is an attempt to hijack the revolution,” Colonel Fernana said. One militia commander, Ibrahim al-Madani, said the fighters would not give up their arms to a corrupt government. “


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