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US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack

US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack

RT, 3 October 2012

The US military and intelligence agencies are preparing to capture and kill militants involved in the attack on the US consulate in Libya, despite the Libyan government’s demand that no foreigners will fight on their country’s land.

A rare opportunity for Somalia – and the world

A rare opportunity for Somalia – and the world

Wadah Khanfar

1 October 2012

 

Amid the flurry of international concern over the European economic crisis, the American elections, the controversy surrounding Iran and the fallout from the Arab spring, it is important not to ignore Somalia. There is a rare opportunity taking shape there that deserves international support.

Analysis: Jonglei revolt gives South Sudan a security headache

Analysis: Jonglei revolt gives South Sudan a security headache

By Hereward Holland

JUBA | Sun Sep 30, 2012

 

 

(Reuters) - A heavy-handed government disarmament campaign to halt tribal clashes in South Sudan's swampy eastern grasslands has triggered a small armed revolt against the rulers of the world's newest state, threatening planned oil exploration in the area.

Libya gov't tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards

Libya gov't tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards

 

 
September 25, 2012
 
 

(CBS News) BENGHAZI, Libya - "It will never work," the Libyan militia commander told us. "It's like suddenly asking the inmates of Guantanamo to cooperate with their guards."

He was talking about the Libyan government's efforts to get Libyan militia units in Benghazi to work with army commanders.

Libya gov't tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards

Libya gov't tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards

 

Elizabeth Palmer

 

September 25, 2012

 
 

(CBS News) BENGHAZI, Libya - "It will never work," the Libyan militia commander told us. "It's like suddenly asking the inmates of Guantanamo to cooperate with their guards."

He was talking about the Libyan government's efforts to get Libyan militia units in Benghazi to work with army commanders.

Libya gov't tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards

Libya gov't tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards

 

Elizabeth Palmer

 

September 25, 2012

 
 

(CBS News) BENGHAZI, Libya - "It will never work," the Libyan militia commander told us. "It's like suddenly asking the inmates of Guantanamo to cooperate with their guards."

He was talking about the Libyan government's efforts to get Libyan militia units in Benghazi to work with army commanders.

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