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Militias prompt security measures in Libya capital

 Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks during his joint news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the State ...
 FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo, Members of the Rafallah Sahati Islamic Militia Brigades, stand on alert in front their base in Be...

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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks during his joint news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the State ...

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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo, Members of the Rafallah Sahati Islamic Militia Brigades, stand on alert in front their base in Be...

The Libyan prime minister's convoy has been seen moving around the capital, Tripoli, with more security guards than usual _ after an influx of militias from around the country.
There are concerns that the deployment of Islamist-allied militias from different cities to Tripoli is aimed at pressuring the parliament to enact a political isolation law that would ban members of the former regime from political life, including Prime Minister Ali Zidan.
Residents reported a tense atmosphere around the city Tuesday. The government has also recently begun a new round of clearing out Tripoli outposts still occupied by militias rather than the army.
This came as former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in the city for a one-day visit. His government strongly backed Libya's uprising that began two years ago.


Updated : 2021-01-26 18:30 GMT+08:00