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MENAFN - Arab News - 15/02/2014
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(MENAFN -Arab News) TRIPOLI: Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Friday the government was safe and security under control after a senior army official called for Parliament to be suspended and the armed forces to “rescue” the country

Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a leading figure in the 2011 revolution against Muammar Qaddafi, called for a presidential committee to be formed to govern until new elections could be held in what he described as a road map for Libya

Nearly three years after Qaddafi’s fall, Libya has had only fragile government and armed forces unable to impose their authority on competing political factions and the brigades of former revolutionary fighters who refuse to disarm. Libya still has no new constitution

“Libya is stable. The (General National Congress) GNC is doing its work and so is the government. The army is in its headquarters, and Khalifa Haftar has no authority,” Zeidan told Reuters. “No military units have moved to touch any institutions.

He said legal proceedings under military law would be taken against Haftar for his statement

Tripoli was calm, and there were no signs of any extraordina troop movements or activity outside Parliament, the prime minister’s office or any ministries



It was not clear how much influence Haftar has even within the small, nascent army in a country where brigades of militia groups and former rebels are more powerful

Appearing in military uniform, Haftar, in his recorded statement provided to Reuters, called for the GNC, the interim Parliament, to be suspended

“The national command of the Libyan army is declaring a movement for the new road map,” Haftar said, saying the armed forces were calling for Libya to be “rescued” from its upheaval

“We will hold meetings with different parties and groups regarding implementing this road map,” he said

Libya’s Army barely exists with most of its soldiers still in training or drawn from the ranks of former rebels who are often more loyal to their own regions, their commanders or their tribes than a national force

Haftar was once a Qaddafi ally, but broke with the autocratic leader over the war with Chad in the 1980s. He later sought exile in the United States, but returned to become a commander of forces in the 2011 revolution.

 


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