Libya rebels mark major gains against Qaddafi
Libya rebels reclaimed the Misurata airport yesterday. As they advance on the eastern oil town of Brega, Britain offered them several million dollars in aid and a London office.
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Mr. Cameron pledged to provide "several million" dollars worth of equipment to the rebel police in Benghazi and to host a rebel office in London.
"The government is today inviting the council to establish a formal office here in London," Cameron said at a joint press conference with Mr. Jalil. "We will work with you to ensure that the international community increases the diplomatic, the economic and the military pressure on this bankrupt regime."
Britain has yet to officially recognize the National Transitional Council, formed Feb. 27, as Libya's legitimate government. France and Italy are thus far the only Western nations, in addition to several Arab states, to do so.
“In response to the souls and blood of the martyrs of the February 17 revolution, I, Faraj Saeed al-Aribi, the Libyan consul in Cairo, declare my resignation and my joining of the February 17 revolution,” al-Aribi said during an interview with the Al Arabiya television network.
Both camps continue to wage a propaganda campaign.
A statement Wednesday from the rebel capital of Benghazi, said: "The National Transitional Council reiterates its demand that Gaddafi relinquish power over the ... parts of the country that remain under regime control."
Meanwhile in Tripoli, government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said late Tuesday that the rebels' "are losing the battle. Their morale is very low.”
The rebels now control most of eastern Libya.
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