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16:01 Reuters Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu clarified remarks attributed to him on Thursday, saying a Libyan ceasefire plan Ankara had proposed included a seven-day implementation period before a political transition phase could begin.
“Turkey has been working on a roadmap consulting our allies and parties in Libya,” he told reporters.
“What we mean is ceasing all fire, withdrawing all armies from cities, full humanitarian access. What we are seeing is that all these objectives should be achieved (within seven days). To make a genuine ceasefire we have to put these mechanisms in place.”
16:04 British Forces News The British Royal Navy has destroyed a mine that was laid by Gaddafi forces 1 mile from the entrance to the port of Misrata. HMS Brocklesby used sonar and the Seafox underwater disposal system to locate and destroy the item containing more than 100 kilograms of high explosive.
15:46 NATO Aircraft conducted 160 sorties on May 4th, 49 of which were intended as strike sorties. Some of the targets included in the vicinity of Tripoli: 2 Ammunition Storages, 1 Bunker and 1 Surface to Air location. In the vicinity of Misurata: 1 Pick-up truck, 3 Tanks, 2 Mobile Rocket Launcher, 3 Armoured Vehicles. In the
vicinity of Ajdabiya 1 Mobile Rocket Launcher
15:31 Reuters Qatar pledges $400-500 million for a fund to help the Libyan council pay public sector salaries and other expenses, Qatari Prime Minister Hammad bin Jassim al-Thani said on Thursday.
11:38 Reuters The Red Star One, carrying 1,138 people evacuated from Misrata, has arrived in Benghazi. Among the evacuees 827 migrants and 311 Libyans, 36 were wounded.
10:24 Reuters Ministers from the NATO-backed coalition against Muammar Gaddafi will discuss ways of increasing diplomatic, economic and political pressure on the Libyan leader at a meeting on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Speaking at a news conference in Rome, Clinton said the group would also discuss ways of providing financial and other aid to Libyan opposition.