Key Figures of the Libyan Opposition
bbc / David Gritten

Amid the popular Libyan uprising against Col Muammar Gaddafi, residents of towns and cities in the areas of eastern Libya controlled by rebels have formed an interim administration.

The Interim Transitional National Council aims to provide political and military leadership, organise basic services and represent Libyans abroad.

Its leaders say the council is not a government, but aims to "steer" Libya into what they hope will be a post-Gaddafi era and then "guide the country to free elections and the establishment of a constitution for Libya".

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