By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 19 November 2013:
The Misratan militias’ pullout from Tripoli has prompted a 200-strong Ghariyan militia to follow suit.
The Ghariyan Revolutionary Council has confirmed to the Libya Herald that its 200 members, serving in the Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (LROR), were pulled out of the capital yesterday evening.
However Ghariyan local council Adel Naji spokesman explained that the unit remained a part of the LROR, but was simply no longer serving in Tripoli.
“The decision to bring back our 200 LROR members was made by the Ghariyan Revolutionary Council in order to work in a parallel with the government and Congress”, he said adding that it was designed to help rebuild Libyan unity as well as to avoid critical comment from “agitators”.
Brigades from Jadu, Nalut and Rajaban are also reported to have quit the capital.
With contributions from Ahmed Elumami