Report: Zintan commander named Libya defense minister

November 22, 2011 02:17

TRIPOLI - Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has appointed Zintan's local military commander Osama Al-Juwali as defense minister, said a NTC source who had seen a list of the new government approved on Monday.

Libya's deputy UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi has been appointed foreign minister while interim oil minister Ali Tarhouni was appointed finance minister, the source said.

The source said oil industry executive Hassan Ziglam had been appointed oil minister.

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