Last Updated: 2018-08-11
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TRIPOLI, Aug 11 (NNN-Bernama) -- Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj called for the unification of the country's military on Thursday, the 66th anniversary of the establishment of the Libyan army, Xinhua news agency reported.

"On this occasion, I commend our sons of the armed forces who have sacrificed in the war on terror," the prime minister, who is backed by the United Nations (UN),'’ said a statement.

He praised the armed forces who, despite the division and lack of equipment, stood valiantly alongside the security forces against the terrorists, mercenaries, smugglers, and human traffickers.

'’There is a need to unify the military establishment. A united army is the basis of a united homeland. It expresses the national unity of our people of all walks of life."

Since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's government in 2011, Libya has been suffering insecurity and political division between two governments, which are both competing for legitimacy.