Libya struggles to disarm fighters

People want patrolling armed men off the streets as Libya struggles to form national army.

    Months after Libya was liberated from the forces of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country has still to cobble together a national army.

    The armed groups or so-called brigades still dot the streets of Libya as the country’s defence minister has a tough task in appointing a chief of the army - the first step in uniting the brigades and creating an army.

    Residents want these patrolling men off the streets as they have been involved in many deadly street battles in the past weeks.

    Imran Khan reports from the capital, Tripoli.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.