01 Apr '11, 12pm

Libyan rebels say they are ready for conditional ceasefire

Libyan rebels say they are ready for conditional ceasefire

A rebel fighter holds a RPG launcher in Benghazi. Libya's opposition has said they are ready for a ceasefire provided Muammar Gaddafi's forces end their assaults on rebel-held cities. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BENGHAZI - LIBYA'S opposition is ready for a ceasefire provided Muammar Gaddafi's forces end their assaults on rebel-held cities, Transitional National Council leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil said on Friday. 'We agree on a ceasefire on the condition that our brothers in the western cities have freedom of expression and also that the forces that are besieging the cities withdraw,' Mr Jalil told reporters after meeting Abdul Ilah Khatib, the UN special envoy to Libya. Mr Khatib said the subject of a possible ceasefire between rebel fighters and forces loyal to embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had been broached during the discussions with the rebels leaders. 'Our main goal is...

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