CAIRO - Rebels will not pursue Libyan
leader Muammar Gaddafi over crimes they say he has committed if
he steps down from his post in the next 72 hours, the head of
the rebel National Libyan Council said on Tuesday.
"If he leaves Libya immediately, during 72 hours, and stops
the bombardment, we as Libyans will step back from pursuing him
for crimes," Mustafa Abdel Jalil, an ex-justice minister, told
Al-Jazeera television by telephone.
He said the deadline would not be extended beyond 72 hours.
The council is based in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.