Libya PM: ‘Swimming against the current’ in chaos

Zidan made the comments Sunday in Tripoli, more than a week after he was seized. (AFP)

Libya's prime minister says he is “swimming against the current” in a country awash with militias and weapons as Libyans mark the second anniversary of the killing of dictator Muammar Qadhafi.

Ali Zidan made the comments Sunday in Tripoli, more than a week after he was seized and briefly held captive by a mix of militiamen.

The incident highlighted how a nation that rebelled Qadhafi, a ruthless ruler who crushed opponents like Zidan and chased them into exile, fell hostage to unruly militias.

Zidan said: “We accepted the challenge not because ... we have the magic wands.”

Qadhafi was killed at the end of an eight-month uprising that turned into a civil war.
 

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