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Large Libyan Convoy Crosses into Niger; Passengers Unknown

Antenna Audio, Inc(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- A large convoy of about 200 to 250 cars left Libya Tuesday morning, crossing the country's southern border into Niger and creating speculation over who was inside the vehicles.

There are reports that the convoy could have been carrying Moammar Gadhafi or either of his two sons, but that is just a rumor at the moment.  The most likely scenario at this point is that it contained some of the Tuareg tribe, which is being paid by Gadhafi to protect him, his sons and his family.

Meanwhile, rebel leaders in Libya are trying to persuade Gadhafi loyalists to lay down their arms in Bani Walid -- one of the last strongholds of the ousted Libyan dictators.  Negotiations to liberate the city from pro-Gadhafi forces are continuing between rebel leaders and the town's elders.

The rebels are still massing on the outskirts of Bani Walid, surrounding it from both the east and the west.  They're poised for an attack if the negotiations falter.

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French Embassy Convoy Attacked in Iraq

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A French Embassy convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device Monday morning while traveling through Baghdad, according to Iraqi police.

Four security guards assigned to protect the embassy officials were wounded in the blast.  Three Iraqi civilians were also injured by the roadside bomb.

No French Embassy officials were in the convoy at the time of the attack.

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