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10:40 Reuters Oil payments for the Libyan opposition selling crude oil are being made through a Qatari trust fund in U.S. dollars, a member of the oil and gas support group for Libya said on Monday. “The payments for the Libyan crude are made through a bank account in Qatar and the payment is made in U.S. dollars,” said the oil industry source, who asked not to be identified. “So far around 1 million barrels have been sold at $100 million and the money is used to buy basic commodities like food and other aid,” the source said, speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of Libya opposition tribal councils in Abu Dhabi.
09:00 Al Jazeera English 2 loud explosions were heard in Tripoli overnight as jets flew overhead, according to witnesses.
0:00 Reuters The shelling by Gaddafi’s forces is choking off supplies to the city of Misrata. Shipments of food, water and medical supplies arrived two to five times a week until two weeks ago, when they dropped to once a week or stopped due to sustained shelling of the city’s port, Saddoun El-Misurati, a Misrata-based opposition spokesman, said. There’s only enough food and water for about a month.