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Co-leader of Libya port rebels urges locals to join his forces

Source: Reuters - Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:25 GMT
Author: Reuters
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TRIPOLI, March 10 (Reuters) - The co-leader of Libyan rebels controlling several oil ports in the east has urged local people to join his forces, a rebel television station reported on Monday, after parliament said government forces would end the blockade.

Abb-Rabbo al-Barassi, self-declared prime minister of an armed movement, "called on all honourable men" to join his forces, according to a statement run by the rebel station. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum; Editing by Dale Hudson)

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