U.S. recognises Rebel Council As Official Government Of Libya

Libyan rebels

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The United States has recognised Libya’s Transitional National Council as the “legitimate authority” of the country, The Associated Press reports.As a civil war rages between forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi and opposition forces, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the terms for a NATO ceasefire must demand Qaddafi’s ouster.

Over 30 countries joined the United States in the move Friday.

Official recognition means that the U.S. can fund the rebel forces with over $30 billion in funds seized from the Qaddafi regime.

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