The Syrian opposition National Council is to be allowed to open an office in Tripoli. The decision was announced on Wednesday by NTC . . .[restrict]chairman Abdel Jalil on Al Jazeera TV.
“We are ready to allow our brothers in the Syrian National Council to open an office in Tripoli, not an embassy,” Abdel Jalil said. “We support the Syrian people and their aspirations.”
On 4 February, Syrian and Libyan demonstrators protesting against the regime of Bashir Assad seized control of the Syrian embassy in Tripoli. Five days later, the Libyan government expelled the Syrian Chargé d’Affaires and other Syrian diplomats, giving them 72 hours to leave the country.