Thursday, September 1, 2011
Libya’s National Transitional Council has extended its surrender deadline to Gaddafi forces in his home town in Sirte by one week.
Meanwhile, the European Union has lifted an assets freeze against 28 Libyan firms, including ports and banks, to provide funds to the rebel leadership and kickstart the economy.
At least 400,000 people in the Libyan capital need humanitarian assistance as Tripoli and other parts of the country continue to face fuel and water shortages as well as understaffed hospitals, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union commissioner for international aid said today.
Libyan rebel fighters have captured Muammar Gaddafi’s foreign minister, according to a rebel official.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 8:33 am