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Hague: Libya can now move on to the next phase

Libya's ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after an assault on his birthplace of Sirte, officials say.

National Transitional Council (NTC) Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in Tripoli it was time to launch a new, united Libya.

Col Gaddafi was toppled in August after 42 years in power.

Speaking to the BBC, British Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed the news, saying that the country could now "move on to the next phase".

  • 20 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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