Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    29 / 20   City Forecast


Libya's transitional council to move to Tripoli next week: rebel leader


11:12, September 03, 2011

CAIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Libyan rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said here Friday the National Transitional Council (NTC) will move from Benghazi to the capital Tripoli next week.

Jalil, chairman of the NTC, made the announcement when speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Benghazi airport from his trip to Paris.

He said the NTC would move its headquarters to Tripoli next week and only a branch of it would stay in the eastern rebel bastion of Benghazi.

The rebels seized Tripoli 10 days ago, sending former strongman Muammar Gaddafi into hiding and putting an end to his 42-year rule. His whereabouts has since not been known.

Not long after the rebels stormed into Tripoli, some NTC members were dispatched to the capital city, with a population of 2 million, to prepare for the move of the NTC headquarters.

Benghazi has served as a de facto government seat for the rebels since the civil war broke out six months ago.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Sharapova out of U.S. Open

  2. Mudslide halts bullet trains in E China

  3. Fake Tian'anmen discovered in NW China

  4. Nadal, Murray, Del Potro reach U.S. Open third round

Most Popular


  1. UN's lead in Libya cannot be weakened
  2. China, Philippine need foresight in bilateral ties
  3. Western countries should rethink consumerism
  4. Chinese mainland's tax burden exaggerated
  5. Putting Libyan people first as fight fades
  6. Tax debate symptom of larger impatience
  7. Raising tax threshold a progressive step
  8. As school opens, do make children happier!
  9. School shutdown couldn't be good-willed
  10. Japan needs foresight in China relations

What's happening in China

Young students becoming fitter

  1. Jailed ex-exec points finger at official
  2. Guangdong gets tougher with drunken drivers
  3. Police dog patrols lead to fewer crimes
  4. Beijing plans to charge tolls on some roads
  5. Despite obesity, Chinese turn out to be healthier

PD Online Data

  1. Beihai,Guangxi Province
  2. Taiwan
  3. Bamei
  4. Macao
  5. Hangzhou