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May 8, 2021

Explosions shake Libyan capital

Huge explosions have rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, during a series of air strikes by low-flying NATO jets, according to the BBC. Some of the blasts appeared to strike close to the compound of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The attacks came as diplomatic pressure mounts on Col Gaddafi to step down. The head of the African Union Panel for Libya, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, said his departure had become necessary to end the conflict. Russia and China, meanwhile, despatched for the first time top diplomats to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in an attempt to mediate an end to the four-month-long conflict.

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