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Libya:Pro-Gaddafinists have one week to surrender + Related News

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Laaska News  Sept. 3,2011

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Libyan rebels have extended ultimatum to pro-Gaddafinists, the interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil stated on Saturday. They have a week to surrender and then rebels will attack.

The warning includes the towns of Sirte, Bani Walid and Sabha where Gaddafi loyalists are sheltering.

Jalil noted that  the new government is against bloodshed and destruction urging rebels to give up.

Libyan rebel leader gives pro-Gaddafi cities one week to surrender: TV 

Cairo, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Head of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) Mostafa Abdel Jalil gave cities loyal to the toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi one week to surrender, the Doha-based al-Jazeera TV reported Saturday.

Jalil announced during a press conference held in Benghazi that the NTC forces will give one week to pro-Gaddafi forces in Sirte, Bani Walid and other cities to lay down their arms, adding that ” this notice does not mean we are not aware of what Muammar Gaddafi ‘s loyalists are doing.”

He said the NTC forces are in a position of strength to deploy troops in any city or town and the rebels would resort to military means “until the end of this extension.”

However, a rebel commander said they have given pro-Gaddafi forces in Bani Walid, southwest of the capital Tripoli, until 0800 GMT Sunday to surrender, according to al-Jazeera.

Jalil added that no decision has been made by the NTC on collecting arms from troops in Tripoli. “The NTC did not issue any statement calling for the departure of revolutionaries,” Jalil said.

Meanwhile, the NTC announced the formation of a supreme security council aimed at maintaining the security situation in Tripoli.



Libyan rebels move

Libyan rebels. Photo: RIA Novosti   

Libyan rebel leaders plan to  move  from their  eastern stronghold of Benghazi to Tripoli once controlled by  the ousted Gaddafi. They think  that now the capital is safe enough for their headquarters, FM Ahmed Darrad stated.

Now the rebel-formed National Transitional Council (NTC) is Libya’s government already recognized by 60 countries including Russia. 

Laaska News.