March 5, 2011 / 5:31 PM / 8 years ago

Rebel National Libya Council sets up crisis committee

BENGHAZI, Libya, March 5 (Reuters) - The National Libyan Council said on Saturday it had named a three-member crisis committee, which included a head of military affairs and one for foreign affairs.

Omar Hariri, one of the officers who took part in Gaddafi’s 1969 coup but was later jailed, was appointed head of the military. Ali Essawi, a former ambassador to India who quit last month, was put in charge of foreign affairs.

Mahmoud Jebril, who had been involved in a project among intellectuals to establish a democratic state, was named head of the crisis committee, which aims at streamlining decision making. (Reporting by Tom Pfeiffer; Writing by Sherine El Madany in Cairo; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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