Ansar Al-Sharia to be disbanded “by force if necessary” as first arrests made in connection with US consulate killings

Tripoli, 14 September:

Ansar Al-Sharia, the militant group believed to be behind Tuesday's fatal attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, is to be disbanded, by force if necessary, a reliable source close to Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur has told the Libya Herald.

“We are negotiating to dismantle it,” the source said. “We don’t want bloodshed but if they do not agree we will have to use force.”

This morning, the group's Benghazi headquarters are closed and there is no visible sign of activity.

The army had previously put out its . . .

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