New military officer appointed as mayor in east Libya

New military officer appointed as mayor in east Libya

September 18, 2016 - 16:14
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Chief of Staff of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the military governor of the eastern region, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori, has sacked newly appointed Abyar mayor Fathallah Gotrani and replaced him with a military brigadier, the latest in a series of mayor dismissals.

Al-Nathori appointed Brigadier Salem Rafadi as the new mayor of Abyar, a step that aims to militarize the eastern region.

Gotrani, a civil engineer, was also appointed by Al-Nathori last July to replace the elected mayor Mohammed Rabeesh after he pledged allegiance to the UN-proposed government.

Abyar is a town near Dignity Operation's stronghold town of Marj, around 50 km to the east of Benghazi.

Last month, Al-Nathori fired the elected Al-Kufra mayor and replaced him with Colonel Saleh Al-Zarrouq.

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