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

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TweetYumShareThis 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

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TweetYumShareThis 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

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TweetYum(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 […]