capital of the Libyan Republic, as the NTC had previously declared its capital to be Tripoli, controlled by Muammar Gaddafi's Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. In the meantime, the structure of covert cells that Ibrahim had helped set up in 1994 had spread to Khartoum. The dissidents, dubbing themselves the "The Seekers of Truth and Justice" published the ''Black Book (The Black Book: Imbalance of Power and Wealth in the Sudan)'' in 2000, claiming that riverine Arabs dominated political power and resources. Khalil Ibrahim sided with the breakaway Popular Congress party, who had split from President al-Bashir's party.
?xfile data international 2011 March international_March491.xml§ion international title Libya's 'Exiled Prince' Urges World Action work Khaleej Times accessdate 10 March 2011 While NTC forces were working to secure military victory on the ground, the NTC's chairman, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, was working to foster good diplomatic relations overseas. Before Gaddafi was killed Abdul Jalil negotiated a deal with the British government to pay millions in compensation to victims of IRA (Provisional Irish Republican Army) attacks that used Jamahiriya-supplied arms.
July 2011 which was variously blamed on pro-Gaddafi agents, rogue rebel militiamen, and the NTC itself.
, formerly known as the Free Libyan Army, was the NTC's military arm, with the small Free Libyan Air Force operating assets including captured and defected fighter jets and helicopters. Omar El-Hariri was the first military affairs minister the NTC named, holding that position from 23 March 2011 forward. By 19 May 2011, however, Jalal al-Digheily had replaced El-Hariri.
;ref On 25 February, Al Jazeera TV reported that talks were taking place between "personalities from eastern and western Libya" to form an interim government for the post
Jalil stated that "Gaddafi alone bore responsibility for the crimes that have occurred" in Libya; he also insisted on the unity of Libya and that Tripoli was the national capital.
1-Exclusive-Libya Envoy to U.S. Backs Interim Government date 26 February 2011 accessdate 8 August 2012 author Arshad Mohammed The Libyan deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Omar Al Dabashi, stated that he supported a new
aims of the council were as follows: *Ensure the safety of the national territory and citizens *Coordination of national efforts to liberate the rest of Libya *Support
the stewardship of Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Gaddafi's former justice minister, to administer the areas of Libya under rebel control. This marked the first serious effort to organize the broad-based opposition to the Gaddafi regime. While the council was based in Benghazi, it claimed Tripoli as its capital.
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History_of_Libya_under_Gaddafi#Great_Socialist_People.27s_Libyan_Arab_Jamahiriya_.281977.E2.80.932011.29 flag_p1 Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg s1 State of Libya flag_s1 Flag of Libya.svg image_flag Flag of Libya.svg capital Tripoli latd latm latNS longd longm longEW national_motto ''Freedom, Justice, Democracy'' national_anthem Libya, Libya, Libya common_languages Arabic (Arabic language) religion Islam legislature National Transitional Council
title_leader Chairman leader1 Mustafa Abdul Jalil year_leader1 2011–2012 deputy1 Mahmoud Jibril deputy2 Abdurrahim El-Keib year_deputy1 2011 year_deputy2 2011-2012 era 2011 Libyan civil war event_start Establishment date_start 5 March year_start 2011 event1 Battle of Tripoli (Battle of Tripoli (2011)) date_event1 28 August 2011 event2 Death of Muammar Gaddafi date_event2 20 October 2011 event_end Handover of power
type Provisional authority (Provisional government) purpose Deliberative assembly deliberative democracy headquarters Tripoli location Libya region_served membership language Arabic (Standard Arabic) Religion Islam general leader_title Chairman leader_name Mustafa Abdul Jalil leader_title2 Vice Chairman leader_name2 Mustafa Honi leader_title3
name National Transitional Council '' image Seal of the National Transitional Council (Libya).svg image_border size alt caption Seal map msize malt mcaption map2 abbreviation NTC motto predecessor General People's Congress (General People's Congress (Libya)) of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi#Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1977–2011)) successor General National Congress of Libya formation 27 February 2011 extinction 8 August 2012 type Provisional authority (Provisional government) purpose Deliberative assembly deliberative democracy headquarters Tripoli location Libya region_served membership language Arabic (Standard Arabic) Religion Islam general leader_title Chairman leader_name Mustafa Abdul Jalil leader_title2 Vice Chairman leader_name2 Mustafa Honi leader_title3 Prime Minister leader_name3 Abdurrahim El-Keib Mahmoud Jibril leader_title4 leader_name4 key_people affiliations budget num_staff num_volunteers website remarks former name The '''National Transitional Council of Libya''' ( was the ''de facto'' government of Libya for a period during and after the Libyan Civil War (2011 Libyan Civil War), in which rebel forces (anti-Gaddafi forces) overthrew the regime (History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi) of Muammar Gaddafi. The '''NTC''' governed Libya for a period of ten months after the end of the war, holding elections (Libyan General National Congress election, 2012) to a General National Congress on 7 July 2012, and handing power to the newly elected assembly on 8 August. Libya's transitional rulers hand over power, ''Boston.com'', 8 August 2012.
The formation of the NTC was announced in the city of Benghazi on 27 February 2011 with the purpose to act as the "political face of the revolution". On 5 March 2011, the council issued a statement in which it declared itself to be the "only legitimate body representing the people of Libya and the Libyan state". The Interim Transitional National Council Decree 3. 5 March 2011. An executive board, chaired by Mahmoud Jibril, was formed by the council on 23 March 2011 after being ''de facto'' assembled as an "executive team" since 5 March 2011. The NTC issued a Constitutional Declaration (Libyan interim Constitutional Declaration) in August 2011 in which it set up a road-map for the transition of the country to a constitutional democracy with an elected government.
The council gained international recognition (International recognition of the National Transitional Council) as the legitimate governing authority in Libya