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Developments in North Africa and the Middle East

Mahmoud Jibril, Libya’s de facto prime minister, has said the capture of Surt is necessary before the National Transitional Council get set in motion a plan to elect a new government. Surt is about 250 miles southeast of Tripoli. Fighting continues there and in Bani Walid, the last two major centers of opposition from Kadafi loyalists.


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Sources: Associated Press, Reuters. Times reporting by Tom Reinken.




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