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Libyan rebels want quick ceasefire

UN special envoy to Libya said that insurgents want a quick ceasefire and a lifting of the siege of cities by Gaddafi's forces

AFP , Tuesday 22 Mar 2011
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Libyan insurgents want a quick ceasefire and a lifting of the siege of Libyan cities by Moamer Gaddafi's forces, a UN special envoy to Libya said Tuesday a day after meeting rebel leaders in Tobruk.

"They reiterated their demand for lifting sieges imposed by Libyan government forces on those cities and for a quick ceasefire there," a statement quoted UN envoy to Libya Abdel Elah Al Khatib as saying.

Khatib held his first meeting with leaders of the Libyan rebellion in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk Monday "to listen to their views and positions on the situation in Libya," the UN statement said.

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