The autonomy of militias and an inadequate security sector are threatening Libya’s stability and transition to democracy, warns Frederic Wehrey after returning from a trip to the country. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, Wehrey analyzed the worsening crisis …
Libya’s military swept into the capital Monday with dozens of pickup trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns in an operation to drive out militiamen, the Associated Press reported.
Will Libya’s newly trained armed forces end up as just another of the armed groups competing for influence in today’s fractured Libya?
Libya has deployed the army in the northeastern city of Benghazi to restore order following months of deadly violence.
A Libyan air force colonel has been killed in the eastern city of Benghazi, the latest in a series of attacks on security forces in the post-revolution country.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Libyan government, weakened by continued divisions among the regional militia groups that toppled the notorious Muammar Gaddafi, braced this week for downbeat assessments of the country’s performance two years after the civil war officially ended.
With Libya plagued by terrorist attacks and daily assassinations, many are urging authorities to rapidly restore a professional army.
Abduction of Ali Zeidan by own security force points up divisions, with regular army and police units increasingly in opposition to powerful militias
The brief detention of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has highlighted the power of the militias set up to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which still prevent the government from exercising control.
WASHINGTON — The Libyan government, which may offer a prime opportunity for US contractors as a country rich in natural resources and with limited military equipment, is reaching out to companies in a bid to attract them to a nation that is still taboo to many US politicians.