The Transitional National Council Deep Background

Transitional National Council

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Council Members

1. Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil (Chairman)

Council members and Free Libyan Armed Forces

5. Mr. Omar Al-Hariri (Military Affairs)

Mr Abdul Jalil was born in the city of Bayda, east Libya, in 1952. He graduated from the department of Shari’a and Law in the Arabic Language and Islamic Studies faculty of The University of Libya in 1975. Mr. Abdul Jalil was appointed Assistant to the Secretary of the Public Prosecutor in the city of Al-Bayda, and was appointed a judge in 1978. In 2002, he was appointed President of the Court of Appeals and then President of the Court in Al Bayda, before being made Minister of Justice in 2007.


2. Mustafa Abdul Jalil

Prime Minister and Head of International Affairs

Is a member of the NTC, Mr. Al-Hariri is responsible for representing Military Affairs

Khalifa Hifter

NTC Military Structure:

Commander of :

Suleiman Mahmoud al-Obeidi (Arabic: سليمان محمود العبيدي)

Khalifa Hifter was once a top military officer for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but after a disastrous military adventure in Chad in the late 1980s, Hifter switched to the anti-Gadhafi opposition. In the early 1990s, he moved to suburban Virginia, where he established a life but maintained ties to anti-Gadhafi groups.

Lived 10 minutes from CIA HQ for over 15 years, left Libyan Military for West in 1983


6. Dr. Fatih Mohammed Baja (Political Affairs)

. Mr. Abdul Hafiz Ghoga (Vice-Chairman)

Dr. Baja has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Morocco and previously worked as a member of the teaching staff at Gar Yunis University. As a member of the NTC, Dr. Baja is responsible for Political Affairs and heads the Political Affairs Advisory Committee. He also represents the city of Benghazi.


7. Dr. Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali (Legal Affairs and Women)


3. Mr. Fatih Turbel (Youth)

Mr. Ghoga is former Head of the Benghazi Lawyers Syndicate. Mr. Ghoga is Vice Chairman of the NTC and its official spokesman. he also represents the city of Benghazi.



Dr. El-Deghali has a PhD In constitutional law and previously taught at the Academy of Graduate Studies in Benghazi. As a member of the NTC, Dr. El-Deghali is responsible for Legal Affairs and heads the Legal Advisory Committee. She also represents women.


8. Dr. Abdullah Moussa Al-Mayhoub:

Mr. Turbel has a BA in law from the Gar Yunis University in Benghazi and represented the families of the 1996 Abu Salim massacre. Mr. Turbel is a human rights activist and was arrested on 15th February 2011 during the first street protests in Libya. As a member of the NTC, he is responsible for representing Youth.


4. Mr. Zubeir Ahmed El-Sharif (Political Prisoners)

Dr. Al-Mayhoub has Phd from France and previously worked as Dean of the Law Faculty at Gar Yunis University in Benghazi. Dr. Al-Mayhoub represents the city of Qubba.


9. Mr. Ahmed Al-Abbar (Economics)

One of Libya’s longest serving political prisoners, Mr. El-Sharif was arrested in 1973 for conspiracy and sentenced to 31 years in prison. He graduated from the Military Academy of Iraq in 1958 and as a member of the NTC is currently responsible for representing political prisoners.



10. Mr. Ashour Bourashed (City of Derna)

As a member of the NTC, Mr. Al- Abaar manages the economics portfolio and also represents the city of Benghazi.


As a member of the NTC, Mr. Bourashed represents the city of Derna


11. Mr. Uthman Megrahi (City of Batnan)

As a member of the NTC, Mr.Megrahi represents the city of Batnan


12. Dr Suleiman Al-Fortiya (Misrata)

As a member of the NTC, Dr. Al-Fortiya represents the city of Batna


13. Mr. Mohamed Al-Muntasir (Misrata)

As a member of the NTC, Mr. Al-Muntasir represents the city of Misrata