30 May '11, 1am

Libya rebels upbeat ahead of Gaddafi 'exit' talks via @cmswire

BENGHAZI (Libya) - LIBYAN rebels applauded a G-8 call for Muammar Gaddafi to go ahead of a visit on Monday by South Africa's president for talks that officials said will focus on an 'exit strategy' for the strongman. 'The entire world has reached a consensus that Colonel Gaddafi and his regime have not only lost their legitimacy but also their credibility,' rebel leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil said in a statement from the rebels' Benghazi bastion. 'I would like to welcome the position taken... by the G-8 where members emphasised the necessity of Colonel Gaddafi's departure,' he said in a message marking 100 days since the outbreak of the anti-regime revolt. 'The position taken by the G-8 is reflective of the will of the international community as well as the demands and aspirations of the Libyan people.' On Friday, G-8 leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japa...

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