Rebels say Gadhafi could stay in Libya - Macleans.ca

Rebels say Gadhafi could stay in Libya

The West, opposition agree leader can remain if he steps down

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Libyan rebels said Monday that Moammar Gadhafi could remain in Libya if he steps down, even though the head of state’s departure from the country has long been a condition for ending the five-month civil war. Libyan opposition leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil’s announcement came as British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Gadhafi could stay if he resigns. Last week, France made a similar proposal. War erupted after a rebellion against Gadhafi’s long-time rule broke out in February. The Libyan government and rebels have made little movement in recent weeks, despite a NATO bombing campaign waged against government forces.

Associated Press

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