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Al-Sarraj asserts possibility of building military and security professional institutions with militias

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

AMMAN – The presence of any other forces on the ground other than the military needs programs to absorb and contain such forces, said the Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, on Monday in a televised interview on al-Mamlaka Jordanian TV.

Armed and other security formations can be accommodated, according to clear criteria and regulations, in the state institutions and can be utilized if that is possible, al-Sarraj pointed out.

What we talked about a lot with UNSMIL was the need to start dealing with the armed formations and try to absorb them and annex them to state institutions according to specific regulations. When they join in, they become disciplined security and military units rather than formations, or militias according to the term used, he stated.

This needs programs in approaches to other countries that have passed these tests and exceeded them successfully. “The core of many countries’ current military were militias, but they exceeded such crises and formed military and security institutions professionally, al-Sarraj added.

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