Aiports, sea ports and border posts in the east of the country have been handed over by militias to government control. . . .[restrict]But not in the west of the country.
NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil said on Tuesday that “revolutionaries in eastern Libya handed over all land and sea ports to the army and the government but those in the west of the country do not do so”. On the contrary, he said, they had entrenched themselves in an even manner.
On 22 February, the Interior Ministry announced that it would take over all airports, seaports and border crossings within a fortnight. The deadline for this to happen was Monday 5 March.
“All land, sea and air ports will be handed over to the interior ministry in less than two weeks from the date of this decision,” it announced on its website.
In the west, Tripoli International Airport is still controlled by members of the Zintan Brigade, Mitiga airport by the Tripoli Military Council and the border posts at Ras Jadir, Wazzin/Dhiba and Ghadames by the Zawia, Nalut and Gadu brigades respectively. [/restrict]