Libyan MP: “Misrata Militias Are The Most Corrupt In the Country”

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On Monday, Member of the Libyan Parliament Mohammed Al-Abani, claimed that the militias from the city of Misrata were the most corrupt and armed in the country. He also claimed that they were seeking to obtain the largest share of the war spoils in the country.

The MP said in press statements that opposing the interests of the Tripoli militias would lead to the use of violence. He stressed that disbanding and disarming the militias remains the only way to establish state authority, and achieve stability, security, and safety.

“Militias are not different from each other, as they all originate from criminal motives for killing, kidnapping, torturing, demolishing and destructing. This is to achieve their authoritarian goals, enabling them to spread chaos, and corruption”, he said.

Libya has been marred in violence by competing governments, militias, and extremist groups since the toppling and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The conflict now pits the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), against the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, for control of the country.