Tripoli Under Control of Islamic Militia, Including US Embassy Compound

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TRIPOLI (Worthy News)-- Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias, AU News reported.

The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers.

"Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have been occupied by armed militias who are preventing government workers from entering and are threatening their superiors," the government said in a statement.

The militia group has also "secured" a US Embassy residential compound in Tripoli, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. -- Source

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