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Trouble in Tripoli - meeting the militias

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-11-20

FRANCE 24 correspondent Marine Casalis met one of the numerous semi-official militia brigades operating in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, just days before last week's violent clashes.

The Libyan capital of Tripoli has seen an escalation of violence in the past few days as rival militias battle for control.

Last Friday clashes broke out when protesters who marched on the headquarters of the Misrata militia to demand that it leave Tripoli were fired upon, killing at least 43 people.

Since Tripoli was liberated from the Gaddafi regime in August 2011, it has become home to numerous militias scattered around the city that the government struggle to control.

But what role do these militias play in the city and what do they think of demands they lay down their weapons? Days before last Friday’s protests, our reporters met one of the official militias to find out more.
 

Date created : 2013-11-20

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