LIBYA WITHDRAWS TROOPS FROM CAR
LIBYA has withdrawn its troops from the Central African Republic (CAR) after helping to defeat a coup attempt there and to “restore legality,” the BBC monitoring service reported on Wednesday. Libya said it was leaving a “small group” of forces behind at the request of CAR President Felix Ange-Patasse, who had invited the troops in, to train the CAR army and presidential guard.
The CAR government admitted on June 3 that Libyan troops were operating in the country following the failed coup attempt on May 28.
Libya sent no more than 100 soldiers to ensure Patasse’s personal protection. - AFP