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19:03 Jomana Karadsheh, CNN reporter in Tripoli tweets: “Explosion heard in Tripoli shortly before 7 local after NATO jets heard overhead.”
13:32 NATO On May 13th, NATO aircraft flew 148 sorties, 44 of which were intended as strike sorties. Some of the key targets included: In Tripoli: 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Launchers, 20 Armoured vehicle storage buildings. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Armoured Personnel Carrier, 4 Military Trucks. In the vicinity of Al Qaryat: 4 Ammo Storages. In the vicinity of Zintan: 1 Military Vehicle. In the vicinity of Brega: 2 Tanks.
13:15 Sky News A Dutch engineer who built the bunker in Brega in 1988 confirms that the coordinates match the site of the NATO air strike. The engineer says that a guesthouse was built next to the bunker and another one on top of it. This backs up NATO’s claims of targeting a command and control centre.
13:23 Reuters Eight boats carrying some 1,300 migrants arrived in Lampedusa in the past 24 hours. More than 35,000 immigrants have reached Italy so far. Thousands have been shipped to reception centres on the mainland since Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pledged at the end of March to clear Lampedusa, but the overloaded boats continue to arrive.
10:00 BBC The US has not recognized the Libyan National Transitional Council, the White House said in a statement. The council’s Mahmoud Jibril was on a visit to the White House to push for international support.
09:00 Reuters NATO stated that the airstrike on Brega yesterday was directed at a “command and control bunker”. The Libyan government said that 11 people were killed and 45 wounded. “We are aware of allegations of civilian casualties in connection to this strike, and although we cannot independently confirm the validity of the claim, we regret any loss of life by innocent civilians when they occur,” NATO said in a statement. The Libyan government claimed those killed in the attack were clerics.