March 20, 2011 / 12:45 PM / 9 years ago

Libya to give weapons to one million people: report

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Libya’s government has begun distributing arms to more than one million people and will complete the operation within hours, the state news agency reported on Sunday.

Jana news agency quoted sources in Libya’s defense ministry as saying they “expected the operation to end in the next hours to arm more than a million men and women.”

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Matthew Jones

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