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Libyan rebels get govt jobs

world Updated: Jan 21, 2012 00:07 IST
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Dressed in green military fatigues and clutching CVs under their arms, young Libyans who fought Muammar Gaddafi are now signing up to register for government jobs.

Some of these men spent months fighting Gaddafi’s forces on the front lines of the conflict and have provided security on Libya’s streets since fighting ended in October, after Gaddafi was killed.

Now these former rebels are trickling into the interior ministry, looking for jobs with the new security forces, part of a recruitment campaign the government hopes will lead to the disbanding of militias across Libya.

Khaled Milad, 24, said he left law school to join one of several militias that sprang up to fight Gaddafi and now wants to join the security services to “help protect the country” in the post-Gaddafi era.