Ex-Libyan envoy expects rebel victory soon

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 1:18 PM
Ex-Libyan envoy expects rebel victory soon

Libya's former deputy ambassador to the U.N. says he expects that the entire country will be in rebel hands within 72 hours.

Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi, who with other diplomats has continued to work at the Libyan mission since disavowing Moammar Gadhafi in February, said Tuesday he expects Libya will be "totally liberated."

Dabbashi says a new rebel government will count on the international community for help in rebuilding the country and constructing new democratic institutions.

He says Gadhafi son and heir apparent Seif al-Islam Gadhafi had been in rebel custody but escaped.

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