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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:10 AM
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Libyan rebels move base (from Benghazi) to Tripoli
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Edited on Fri Aug-26-11 12:26 AM by Turborama
Source: Global Post

Libya's rebels have announced the transfer of their leadership to Tripoli from their Benghazi base, boosted by a UN decision to release millions of dollars of cash aid.

News Desk August 25, 2011 20:45

Libya's rebels have announced their leadership is moving to Tripoli from the Benghazi base, after the U.N.decided to release millions of dollars of cash aid within days.

"I declare the beginning and assumption of the executive committee's work in Tripoli," Ali Tahuni, a senior official of the rebel National Transitional Council, told a press conference in the capital.

"Long live democratic and constitutional Libya and glory to our martyrs," he said, announcing the holders of key posts in a new provisional government, AFP reports.

Tahuni, the executive committee's vice-chairman and minister of oil and economics, said NTC head Mustafa Abdel Jalil would arrive in Tripoli as soon as the security situation permitted.


Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/...



This is also headlined in China Daily's "revolution in Libya" live blog: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-08/26/content_1...
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