August 2011
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);8/18/2011, Vol. 199 Issue 5157, p11
The article focuses on the political situation in Libya involving Libyan ruler Colonel Moammar Gaddafi. According to chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), Gaddafi will not abandon his office easily. However, a Libyan military source cited by news portal Bawaba says that Gaddafi will likely step down and transfer his powers to Minster of Justice Muhammad Alqamoda. Meanwhile, 18 rebels are killed and 33 are wounded during their battle with Gaddafi forces.


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