Explosions Rock Libyan Capital

Published on Wednesday 25th May 2011

Fresh explosions rocked Libya's capital late Tuesday. Journalists in Tripoli say they heard at least six loud blasts. The explosions come a day after NATO carried out some of its most intense bombings yet over the capital, including airstrikes near leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound.Earlier Tuesday, a high-ranking U.S. official who is visiting Libya said the rebel Transition National Council ((TNC)) has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to open a representative office in Washington.
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said the U.S. is no longer communicating with Gadhafi and considers the opposition council the legitimate voice of the Libyan people. However, the U.S. has stopped short of granting formal recognition to the TNC. Feltman, who is a three-day visit, commented from the rebel stronghold, Benghazi. He is the most senior U.S. official to visit the country since the uprising against Gadhafi began in February.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.



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