reported that a fully fledged interim government would not be formed until Tripoli was under opposition control. Reported on Al-Jazeera English TV by Hoda Abdel-Hamid
10279722 title Gadhafi, Libya's leader for 42 years, killed publisher WRAL date 20 October 2011 accessdate 20 October 2011 His 41-year leadership prior to the civil war made him the fourth-longest-serving non-royal leader (List of longest ruling non-royal national leaders) since 1900, as well as the longest-serving Arab leader. Charles Féraud, "Annales Tripolitaines", the Arabic version named "Al Hawliyat Al Libiya", translated to Arabic by Mohammed Abdel Karim El Wafi, Dar el Ferjani, Tripoli, Libya, vol. 3, p.797. In February 2011, following revolutions in neighbouring Egypt and Tunisia (Arab Spring), protests against Gaddafi's rule began. These escalated into an uprising that spread across the country, with the forces opposing Gaddafi establishing a government, based in Benghazi, named the National Transitional Council (NTC). This act led to a civil war (Libyan civil war), which precipitated military intervention (2011 military intervention in Libya) by a NATO-led coalition to enforce a UN Security Council Resolution 1973 (United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973) calling for a no-fly zone and protection of civilians in Libya. The assets of Gaddafi and his family were frozen, and both Interpol and the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on 27 June for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam (Saif al-Islam Gaddafi), and his brother-in-law Abdullah Senussi, concerning crimes against humanity.
?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.
;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
to abandon their fortified compound. With the National Transitional Council in almost complete control of the country, on 27 August it was reported by the Egyptian news agency Mena (MENA (news)) that Libyan rebel fighters had seen six armoured Mercedes-Benz sedans, possibly carrying top Gaddafi regime figures, cross the border at the south-western Libyan town of Ghadames towards Algeria, which at the time was denied by the Algerian authorities
as the '''Transitional National Council''', 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 History of Libya under Muammar
and two local radio stations were also established.
killed as Sirte falls – live coverage work The Guardian location UK date 20 October 2011 accessdate 20 October 2011 first Adam last Gabbatt A rebel who identified himself as Senad el-Sadik el-Ureybi later claimed to have shot and killed Gaddafi. He claimed to have shot Gaddafi in the head and chest, and that it took half an hour for him to die.
The National Transitional Council, supported as the legitimate administration by the United Nations since September 2011, uses a seal to certify official documents. The emblem depicts a crescent moon and star, represented in the colors of the Libyan flag used by the NTC (red, black
Al Jazeera English reported that each city or town under opposition control will be given five seats on the new council and that contact will be established with new cities that come under opposition control to allow them to join the council. The identities of members of the council were not disclosed at the launch conference. Human Rights lawyer Hafiz Ghoga was the spokesperson for the new council. An Al Jazeera English journalist in Benghazi stated that Mustafa Abdul Jalil still had a leadership role within the new council.
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