Libya PM: Swimming against the current

2013-10-20 22:00
Ali Zeidan (File, Ali Zeidan, AP)

Ali Zeidan (File, Ali Zeidan, AP)

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Tripoli - Libya's prime minister says he is "swimming against the current" in a country awash with militias and weapons as Libyans mark the second anniversary of the killing of dictator Muammar Gadaffi.

Ali Zidan made the comments on Sunday in Tripoli, more than a week after he was seized and briefly held captive by a mix of militiamen.

The incident highlighted how a nation that rebelled Gadaffi, a ruthless ruler who crushed opponents like Zidan and chased them into exile, fell hostage to unruly militias.

Zidan said: "We accepted the challenge not because... we have the magic wands."

Gadaffi was killed at the end of an eight-month uprising that turned into a civil war.

Read more on:    muammar gadaffi  |  ali zidan  |  libya  |  north africa

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