Afghan official says member of government-backed militia has shot and killed 5 colleagues

ShareThis Afghan official says member of government-backed militia has shot and killed 5 colleagues 22 Mar 2013 An Afghan official says a member of the country’s government-backed militia has shot and killed five of his colleagues. Badhis provincial government spokesman Mirwais Mirzakwal told The Associated Press on Friday that the shooting happened Thursday morning in […]

After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones

ShareThis After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones 09 Jun 2012 It’s not independence but democracy that the people want, says Hanna El Gallal, a human rights activist. “We got rid of Gaddafi, but not the regime,” she tells me. She points to the secrecy of the [US-installed] National Transitional Council, which, despite promising […]

Libya militia ‘terrorises’ pro-Gaddafi town of Tawargha

(BBC)    Militias from the Libyan city of Misrata are “terrorising” displaced residents of the town of Tawargha over their alleged loyalty to Muammar Gaddafi, says a rights group. The entire town, once home to 30,000 people, has been abandoned, said US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). Parts have been ransacked and burnt and residents told not […]