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Libya: Loyalist convoy fled to Niger
A large convoy of military vehicles carrying loyalist troops was observed leaving Libya and entering Niger, apparently escorted by pro-Gaddafi Tuareg-tribal fighters.
Niger authorities stated that several high-ranking officials of Gaddafi’s military structure had also arrived in country. NTC officials stated that the convoy had been carrying money stolen from the Libyan central bank in Tripoli.
Speculation and rumor focused on whether or not Gaddafi himself was in the convoy.
Negotiations remained in progress between the NTC and loyalist forces in Bani Walid for the peaceful surrender of the city.