EU's Ashton: Libya rebels say hold 80 pct of Tripoli

Rebel leaders say 80 percent of the Libyan capital is now controlled by forces opposed to leader Muammar Gaddafi, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Tuesday.

EU's Ashton: Libya rebels say hold 80 pct of Tripoli

Rebel leaders say 80 percent of the Libyan capital is now controlled by forces opposed to leader Muammar Gaddafi, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Tuesday.

"I just have spoken to (TNC chairman) Abdel Jalil who tells me that 80 percent of Tripoli is controlled by the National Transitional Council (TNC), but that he anticipates it will take a while for that to move further forward," Ashton told a news briefing.

She also said leaders of the Libyan rebel council had said they wanted international help in preparing for elections in the North African country.

Reuters

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