Libya

Libya Tackles Militias; Some to be Disbanded, Others Integrated

More fallout from the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi

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Violent protests in eastern Libya have set in motion a movement to take back the nation from dozens of militias born from the revolt against strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Since the dictator's demise, Libya has been beholden to men with guns.

The transitional state is weak, and in turn, it depends on the militias to help secure the streets. The state has now promised to integrate the militias into the security forces.

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