The leader of Libya's Transitional National Council,
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, called on NATO to keep supporting the rebels, saying that ousted leader Moamer Gaddafi is still a threat, dpa reported.
The whereabouts of Gaddafi remain unknown amid conflicting reports. Some reports said he was still in Libya. Others said he had slipped into Algeria, news categorically denied by the Algerian government.
"Everyone knows how unfair Gaddafi is and how he was clinging to power. ... He is still capable of doing something awful," Abdul Jalil told senior envoys from NATO countries meeting in Doha.
"Had NATO not supported Libya there would have been the biggest massacre (here) in humanity's modern history," he added.
Although NATO said that mission in Libya was still incomplete, a senior official said that "NATO's policy in Libya does not include the involvement of ground forces."
Samuel J Locklear, commander of the NATO Joint Operations Command in Naples, Italy, told the German Press Agency dpa that "the presence of such forces depends on a decision by the Transitional National Council who determines what comes in the next phase."
In a sign of international support for the new regime, France's embassy in Tripoli reopened Monday, the foreign ministry in Paris announced.
A team of diplomats led by a deputy to Antoine Sivan, France's representative to the Transitional National Council in Benghazi, "arrived this morning in the Libyan capital and immediately installed itself in the embassy premises," the ministry said in a statement.
The embassy had been closed since the personnel were evacuated on February 26, out of security concerns.
Meanwhile, normal life began returning to the capital - almost a week after rebels swept into the city.
A stream of Libyans queued Monday to access their accounts as only three banks opened in the capital on Monday, making it harder for the people who wanted to get cash ahead of the long Muslim holiday.
Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting months of Ramadan, is expected to begin Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the sighting of the crescent moon.
A resident in the city told the German Press Agency dpa that the Transitional National Council asked banks to provide those who have no cash with 250 dinars (around 210 dollars) as a loan.
Streets were more crowded, shops opened for customers eager to stock up on basic goods and public buses were seen driving across the capital.
Tripoli is still suffering from a shortage of water supplies and frequent electricity outages, whilst the capital's hospitals reported a severe shortage of medical supplies.
Earlier Monday, London-based Amnesty International said that key prison records and other documentation are at risk of being lost as sites remain unsecure and documents destroyed or taken away in Libya.
"The Transitional National Council authorities must protect such evidence where it is found or collect it in a central repository for safe-keeping. They should also appeal to those individuals who have taken any such documents to return them to the authorities as soon as possible," the statement said.