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Libyan Opposition Travels To White House For Talks

12.05.2011 15:58

The Obama administration is inviting representatives of Libya's opposition to the White House on May 13.

The White House says Mahmud Gibril and a delegation from the Libyan Transitional National Council will meet with National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and members of Congress.

A meeting with President Barack Obama did not appear to be part of the delegation's schedule. Gibril is the president of the council, which opposes longtime Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, meanwhile, said today he had invited Libyan rebels fighting against Qaddafi's regime to open a permanent office in London.

Cameron was speaking after he met in London with Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, head of the rebels' National Transitional Council.

In Libya today, reports said NATO air strikes struck several sites in Tripoli, including Qaddafi's compound. Government officials said at least two people were killed.

compiled from agency reports


Copyright (c) 2011. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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