Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani suddenly stepped down from his post Sunday, citing an armed "traitorous attack" he says he and his family had been the victims of Saturday in a statement, according to the AFP.
But, there was at least one conflicting report.
Libya's interim premier Abdullah al-Thani speaks during a press conference in Tripoli on March 12, 2014 the day after the General National Congress named him as the caretaker prime minister for the two weeks it now has to agree on a permanent successor. (AFP Photo)
The apparent resignation comes less than one week after parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet, according to the AFP. His predecessor was ousted weeks ago for failing to establish a sense of law and order in the North African country.
Al Jazeera, however, reported al-Thani only refused to form a new cabinet in the letter, but said he will remain as the head of the government until someone suitable takes over.
The Al Jazeera report conflicts with stories published by the AFP and Reuters, both of which reported that al-Thani has resigned.
This is a developing news story. Updates will be added.
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