NEW ERA

Libyan Authorities to Dissolve Militias

Call it a silver lining, or an unexpected consequence of Innocence of Muslims. The Libyan government announced late Saturday that it will dissolve all unauthorized militias and armed groups a day after thousands of Libyans demonstrated against the Islamist militant group that has been blamed for the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy staff. At least 11 are dead 70 are reported injured after thousands of Libyans stormed Ansar al-Sharia militant headquarters Friday and forced the group to flee to chants of “No more al Qaeda!” and “The blood we shed for freedom shall not go in vain!” After the revolution in Libya, government authorities were unable to disband militia fighter groups, but now promise they are planning on putting Army officers in charge of disbanding militia headquarters and forces.