print logo
  • Username:  

Anarchy at door, West starts to rebuild Libyan army

 Reuters 16 December 2019

Two years after NATO missiles helped rebels drive out Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is under siege from former rebel fighters who now flex their military muscle to make demands on the state, seize oilfields and squabble over post-war spoils. Now, outside of Tripoli, new recruits march and bark out slogans for the new Libyan army that western powers hope can take the rebels on. However, lack of modern equipment, basic skill levels and limited army facilities have made training difficult as the young recruits prepare to face hardened militiamen, Islamist fighters and political plots. (1323 Words) - By Patrick Markey


Reuters_Anarchy at door, West starts to rebuild Libyan army

Men sign up for the Libyan army in Tripoli December 4, 2019.  Photo: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

reuters logo

This content is only available to members (street press publications). Members can log in above to view full text.

Copyright 2010 Thomson Reuters. Click For Restrictions

Recently added

SNS logo
  • Website Design