By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 11 September 2013:
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan paid tribute to the Libyan Army’s Special Forces (Saiqa) as well as . . .[restrict]the ordinary members of the army saying that they were being targeted because the enemies of the new Libyan state know that they are going to be “the birth of the new Libyan army”.
Speaking at today’s press conference Zeidan said that he was determined to form this new national army despite all the challenges and despite it recently seeming unattainable at times in view of all the attacks on the army.
Zeidan was referring to the recent attacks on Libyan Army’s Special Forces (Saiqa) soldiers in Benghazi where two died and one escaped with a leg injury.
The Special Forces have had some succes in limiting the rate in increase of violence in Benghazi, but have not been able to totally halt it. [/restrict]