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Large Explosions Heard in Tripoli

Tripoli (Xinhua): More than five explosions were heard in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Sunday night, which were followed by anti-aircraft gunfire by Libyan forces.

It remains unclear which targets were hit by the explosions.

The Western-led airstrikes on Libya entered the eighth day on Sunday. The latest bombardment on Lybia came as NATO agreed to take over command of all military operations in Libya, including airstrikes.

The decision of the military alliance was reached at a special meeting of ambassadors of 28 NATO member states on Sunday in Brussels.

Earlier on Sunday, Libyan rebels recaptured the major oil exporting terminal of Ras Lanuf and the town of Bin Jawad, 525 km east of Tripoli, pan-Arab Al-Jazeera TV reported.

Bin Jawad fell to the hands of rebels without any clashes, Al-Jazeera said.

The fall of the towns came after rebels have touted the government forces in the cities of Uqalya, Ajdabiya and Brega in east Libya.

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