TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Dozens of Libyan religious leaders on Monday urged authorities to disarm former rebels and form a national army, backing the transitional government’s struggle to exert control over the militias that overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
The fighters are widely admired for their role in bringing down the Gadhafi regime, but the clerics’ statement reflected concern over the militias’ refusal to submit to the central authority. Dozens of militias have held on to arsenals of heavy weapons and sometimes clash among themselves.
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