May 11, 2011 / 10:50 PM / 8 years ago

Libyan consul in Cairo joins rebel ranks - TV

CAIRO, May 12 (Reuters) - Libya’s consul in Cairo told Al Arabiya television in remarks aired on Thursday that he was quitting his post to join rebel ranks.

“In response to the souls and blood of the martyrs of the February 17 revolution, I, Faraj Saeed al-Aribi, the Libyan consul in Cairo, declare my resignation and my joining of the February 17 revolution,” al-Aribi told the television channel. (Reporting by Ali Abdelatti; Writing by Joseph Nasr)

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