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"We urge the international community at every level to recognise that (Muammar) Gaddafi had lost all legitimacy and must step down. We provided over 85 million U.S. dollars worth of assistance including humanitarian aid, uniforms and non-lethal military equipment and de-mining and civil society programmes."
"You know, there are - there still is some stubborn resistance as you mentioned in the Bani Walid and perhaps in Sirte as well but look, I think it's a question of time as well before (Muammar) Gaddafi and his remaining loyalists are, you know, their resistance is finished off. I'm one of the optimistic ones."
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