Arab League chief backs Libya rebel council

CAIRO - Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby expressed his "full solidarity" with Libya's rebel National Transitional Council on Monday, as rebel forces battled Muammar Gaddafi's loyalists for control of the capital Tripoli.
"Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby offers his full solidarity with the ongoing efforts under the leadership of the National Transitional Council," a statement from the League said."This is a historical moment that marks a milestone in the history of the Libyan people. We hope the council's efforts are successful in leading the new phase and protecting the independence, sovereignty and integrity of Libyan lands," the statement added.
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