Mustafa Abdel Jalil was made the leader of Libya's National Transitional Council in March 2011
National Transitional Council (NTC) chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil, seen here on September 3, has landed in the Libyan port city of Misrata en route to Tripoli. © Abdullah Doma - AFP/File
Mustafa Abdel Jalil was made the leader of Libya's National Transitional Council in March 2011
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Last updated: September 10, 2011

Libya's NTC chief in Misrata

The head of Libya's new leadership, National Transitional Council chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil, landed in the port city of Misrata on Saturday, AFP correspondents witnessed, en route to Tripoli.

His visit to Tripoli was to be his first visit since NTC fighters seized the capital and ousted Moamer Kadhafi.

Abdel Jalil told AFP from NTC headquarters in Benghazi that his visit to Tripoli was "temporary" and that the council he heads would be transferred to the capital "after the (full) liberation" of the country.

"Yes, God willing," he replied when asked if he was flying to Tripoli as he boarded a plane in the country's second city.

An AFP correspondent said Abdel Jalil was due to give a news conference in Misrata, a city which suffered a lengthy siege by pro-Kadhafi forces that was lifted only in August.

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