Libyan rebels reject African Union peace plan

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan rebels rejectedan African Union peace plan on Monday because it did not addresstheir main demand that Muammar Gaddafi quit and because itproposed reforming a ruling system they want removed.

"The African Union initiative does not include the departureof Gaddafi and his sons from the Libyan political scene,therefore it is outdated," rebel council head Mustafa AbdelJalil told a news conference in Benghazi, adding the rebelcouncil demanded Gaddafi leave from the first day it was set up.
Council spokesman Hafiz Ghoga also told the news conference:"The initiative speaks of reforms from within the Libyan systemand that is rejected."
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