Clashes continue in eastern Libya between the rebel army and rebel militias. The militias who are allied with the puppet General National Congress are also being attacked., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
NATO to send security advisers to Libya
Alliance agrees to a request made by Libya PM to send security advisers in an effort to boost security in Tripoli
22 Oct 2013 02:17
Libya's fragile government is crippled by infighting and unable to disarm counter-revolutionary bandits.
NATO has said it is sending advisers to occupied Libya to help the United States installed rebels in Tripoli to strengthen their non-existent security set-up amid chaos and fears of civil war two years after the imperialist war against Muammar Gaddafi.
The alliance "agreed to respond positively to the request made by the Libyan prime minister for NATO to provide advice on defence institution building in Libya", Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.
The request for help was given added urgency by Zeidan's brief kidnapping by armed rebels this month.
Two years after the violent death of Gaddafi in a Pentagon-CIA-NATO war of regime-change, Libya's fragile rebel government is crippled by infighting and unable to disarm former rebels in a country awash with weapons.
The 28-nation alliance said it would set up a "small advisory team" to "help" Libya.
NATO provided few details about the mission or how many advisers would be involved, however a NATO source indicated to the Reuters news agency that their role would be to advise on strengthening the security forces rather than hands-on training.
The team will be based in Brussels and will not have a permanent presence in Libya, the source said.
NATO said its advisers would work closely with other international organisations and individual NATO members.
The alliance led by the Obama White House was responsible for the toppling and brutal murder of Gaddafi, imposing a no-fly zone and using air power to try to prevent his forces attacking civilian areas held by rebels.