Members of the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) Islamist militia gather at the US diplomatic compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on August 31, 2014.
TRIPOLI - Libya’s House of Representatives, which has been officially recognised, has re-appointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni who resigned last week.
Al-Thini has been tasked to form a crisis government within two weeks. His re-appointment comes after government admitted to have lost control of its offices to armed militias.
Meanwhile Islamist militia Libyan Dawn are now claiming to have seized part of the US embassy compound from pro-government fighters Zintan.The group are also in control of Tripoli’s International airport.
The government has also admitted Monday from its hideout in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.
The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and they are blocking government workers.
&39;Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have been occupied by armed militias who are preventing government workers from entering and are threatening their superiors,&39; the government said in a statement.
It said the interim government was in contact with officials and &39;trying to ensure the continuity of services from afar&39;.
Libya has been sliding into chaos since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed three years ago, with interim authorities confronting powerful militias which fought to oust the veteran dictator.
The interim government announced last week it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.
The parliament and government are operating out of Libya&39;s east for security reasons.
A rival body, the General National Congress, last week named pro-Islamist figure Omar al-Hassi to form a &39;salvation government&39;.