06 Aug '11, 10am

#NTC distributes US$10 million in West Mountain area #Nafusa #Libya #Feb17

#NTC distributes US$10 million in West Mountain area #Nafusa #Libya #Feb17

Libya's rebel government said on Saturday it has delivered nearly US$10 million (S$12.2 million) in cash to the Nafusa Mountains in the west of the country, where militia fighters are trying to edge closer to Tripoli. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BENGHAZI - LIBYA'S rebel government said on Saturday it has delivered nearly US$10 million (S$12.2 million) in cash to the Nafusa Mountains in the west of the country, where militia fighters are trying to edge closer to Tripoli. The money was 'to be distributed directly to families throughout the Nafusa Mountains during the holy month of Ramadan,' the National Transitional Council said in a statement. 'It's the first step of our plan to kick-start the economy and bring back stability to the region,' said NTC economic adviser Mazen Ramadan. Nafusa rebels have not seen wages paid since January, according to the NTC and there is said to be shor...

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