By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 22 June 2017:
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has ordered the disbandment of one of the district civilian militias that sprang up in Benghazi after 2014.
The Al-Majouri Protection Force has been told to hand over its vehicles, weapons and equipment to the LNA’s anti-terrorism unit. It staged a brief ceremony today in which it said it was complying with the instruction from the LNA’s Judicial and Control authority.
The Majouri militia did not see any fighting to protect its neighbourhood but was not universally popular. It occupied the studios of q local radio station which it used as its base until told by the LNA to move out.
At the height of the violence in the city locals formed other district forces. That in Leithi operated as a quasi-police unit in the rear areas of the fighting. Some of its members were accused of looting properties from which the LNA had driven militants.