Egypt says it will host ‘reorganisation’ of Libyan army

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Egypt says that it will host the reorganisation of Libya’s army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter.

A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya on Tuesday says Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army.

The group, chaired by Egypt’s Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy, didn’t say which officials took part in the meeting.

Libya sank into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed dictator Moammar Gaddafi. It is split between rival parliaments, governments and militias in the east and west, but in late July its rival leaders pledged to cooperate.

The Egyptian statement said the Libyan officers aim to maintain Libya’s territorial integrity and create a modern, civil democratic state.

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