TIME Libya

Libya PM Quits, Says He Was Targeted in Armed Attack

LIBYA-POLITICS-THANI-FILES
AFP/Getty Images Libya's interim premier Abdullah al-Thani speaking during a press conference in Tripoli, March 12, 2014.

Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said he would not accept the premiership after a “traitorous attack” on him and his family. His resignation comes less than a week after Libya's parliament required him to form a new Cabinet

Libyan interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said on Sunday he has decided to resign after he and his family were the victims of an armed attack on Saturday, Agence France-Presse reports.

Al-Thani’s resignation comes less than a week after Libya’s parliament required him to form a new Cabinet. Al-Thani’s predecessor was ousted by parliament just weeks ago for being unable to tamp down Libya’s rising lawlessness.

Al-Thani said in his statement he would not accept the premiership after a “traitorous attack” on him and his family, but said he was willing to oversee the current government until a new Prime Minister is appointed.

[AFP]

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team