Monday, April 11, 2011

NATO Rejects African Union proposal for Libyan ceasefire

Members of an African Union delegation are offering a peace proposal to rebel leaders in the city of Benghazi to end Libya's eight-week conflict.

The AU says the government has already accepted the plan. The delegation met leader Col Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday.

Rebels promised to study the plan, but ruled out a truce unless Col Gaddafi stepped down and his forces withdrew. ...

The British-based representative of the Libyan opposition leadership, Guma al-Gamaty, has told the BBC that any deal designed to keep Col Gaddafi or his sons in place would not be acceptable.

An unnamed Nato official said that military operations would continue.

"Our aircraft are still flying and when we see a threat to civilians, we will engage," the official said. ...

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Damn the civilians, NATO now says, nothing's gonna stop us bombing Libya back to the stone age

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