Chaos as Libyan council chief gives briefing in Tripoli


The Irish Times – Friday, September 9, 2011


LIBYA’S REBEL prime minister Mahmoud Jibril saw his grand entrance on the world stage dissolve amid chaotic scenes yesterday at his first press conference since arriving in the capital, Tripoli.

Security concerns saw Mr Jibril delay moving from the National Transitional Council base in Benghazi for more than two weeks after Tripoli fell, with his government struggling to secure control of the city they liberated.

The venue for the event was never revealed online, as promised by the council, leading to chaotic scenes as reporters scrambled to find the location – which turned out to be the office of Muammar Gadafy’s ousted prime minister.


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