Mustafa Abdul Jalil
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Warm welcome in Tripoli for Libya's interim leader Jalil

The head of Libya's interim government, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has flown to Tripoli for the first time since anti-Gaddafi forces captured the capital.

Mr Abdul Jalil was greeted by hundreds of cheering, flag-waving supporters.

Until now he had remained in the eastern city of Benghazi. His presence in the capital is aimed at sending a message about his authority.

To the south, Nato aircraft bombed Bani Walid, one of the last pro-Gaddafi strongholds, following fighting there.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 11 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa
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