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Libya's transitional government confirm support from Sudan

The head of Libya's National Transitional Council has confirmed that the Sudanese government provided medical support to the Libyan rebels in their fight against Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Mustafa Abdul Jalil said that it was time for him to reveal that Sudan's support contributed to the liberation of some cities, such as Al Kafra.

In a joint meeting with Sudan's Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, who ended a short visit to Benghazi on Saturday 27 August, Mr Abdul Jalil said that all Libyan rebels, on all fronts, acknowledge that Sudan was the first country to support them.


According to the Sudanese newspaper Al Ra'y Al Aam, Foreign Minister Karti said that Sudan is even happier for the fall of Gaddafi's regime than the Libyan people. Gaddafi was the main cause of the secession of the south of Sudan, he said. "He provided support for the Popular Movement in the south of the country until it was able to obtain the political and international support to enable it to divide Sudan."

Karti added that Gaddafi was working towards repeating the process in Darfur. "Sudan was as damaged by Gaddafi's regime as the Libyan people," he claimed.

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