Celebrations in Libya's Freedom Square
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Libya's new rulers declare country liberated

Libya's transitional government has declared national liberation before a jubilant crowd in Benghazi, where the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi began.

Tens of thousands of people packed into Freedom Square to hear National Transitional Council (NTC) leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil speak.

Gaddafi's capture and death on Thursday came as Nato-backed NTC forces pursued loyalists in his stronghold, Sirte.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 23 Oct 2011
Go to next video: 'An historic transition for Libya'