At least 10 militias groups disbanded: Libya

Last Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 14:54

Washington: Libyan leader Mohammed el-Megarif has reportedly said that his government has disbanded about ten militia groups and vowed to continue taking action against Muslim extremists.

President el-Megarif, however, did not say when the militias were disbanded, or how many remain.

According to CBS News, el-Megarif said the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was the final straw

He echoed the remarks of his neighbor, Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, who announced a crackdown on extremists after they attacked the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia.

According to the report, both the nations face emboldened extremists trying to impose their own, harsh version of Islamic law.

The problem is worse in Libya because many are armed with weapons they used to bring down former ruler Muammar Gaddafi last year, the report said.


First Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 14:54

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