Rebel Leaders Moving to Tripoli, Sirte Keeps Resisting

Tripoli, Sep 3. -Leaders of the National Transitional Council (NTC) will move to the torn capital of Libya in a week in an attempt to establish a provisional government, while they negotiate the surrender of Sirte and Bani Walid that continue resisting.

"We will move to Tripoli next week. Tripoli is our capital," said Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the NTC chief, group that led the armed rebellion against Muammar El Gaddafi supported by the military might of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Libya.

Jalil told tribal chiefs and other insurgent authorities his intention of leaving the provisional encampment of Benghazi, Libya's second city located in the east of the country, and from where the rebellion branched out on February 17.

According to the rebel leadership, ruling the country from this capital is a way of gaining more international recognition, so far given by about 40 nations, chiefly the western powers members of NATO, and Arab nations.

The decision was announced during a massive gathering in what was once The Green Square of Tripoli, renamed now the Martyrs Square, to express support to a possible rebels' government, which would last 20 months. (Prensa Latina)