Libyan rebel chief warns Egypt over pro-Gaddafi TV

(Reuters) – A powerful Libyan militia leader warned Egypt on Saturday he would use force to close its embassy and shut the border if the military rulers failed to cut off a Gaddafi-era state television station that has broadcast footage of his old speeches.

Abdullah Naker, the commander of Tripoli’s Revolutionist Council, said Egypt’s Nilesat satellite broadcaster had allowed Muammar Gaddafi’s official Al Jamahiriya station to broadcast last week.

The station had no signal on Saturday, but residents in Tripoli said they had watched the channel, which had the same name and logo as Al Jamahiriya, broadcasting on Friday.

Naker said the channel was funded by businessmen loyal to the leader who was killed in October and started broadcasting last week. Continue reading