Libya is a country on the brink of total chaos. Two rival groups both claim to be the legitimate government, and between them seem incapable of achieving stability. In the resulting security vacuum, one of the two sides has resorted to hiring private militias to try and keep control.
Among these is the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), a private military organisation that directly participates in combat on behalf of the Tripoli-based faction, the General National Congress. PFG has become known for its recent clashes with Islamic State (IS), and for both failing to protect and misappropriating the nation’s oil.
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Source: The Conversation