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US rejects Libyan ceasefire call as air strikes rock Tripoli

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US rejects Libyan ceasefire call as air strikes rock Tripoli


NATO continues to pressure Muammer Gaddafi from the sky following a fourth night of air strikes on the capital Tripoli.

Several large explosions rocked the city as NATO aircraft targeted Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound.

As the conflict continues Libyan government officials have been in contact with a number of coalition members with the offer of a ceasefire.

The Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi made the following statement:

“The African Union and the United Nations need to set a date and time for a ceasefire so we can all be held accountable to the international community. We are ready for dialogue with the leadership of the People’s Committees that represents all Libyans.”

The call appears to have fallen on deaf ears as the US announced that the ceasefire offer had no credibility.

The deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, speaking at the G8 meeting in France, said Libya was refusing to comply with UN demands and its forces were still attacking population centres.

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