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Talk of Gaddafi leaving is 'ridiculous,' son says

PARIS - Muammar Gaddafi's most prominentson, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, said in an interview broadcast onMonday that it was "ridiculous" to imagine the Libyan leaderleaving and that allied air strikes were counter-productive.

The interview with al-Islam took place at the weekend inTripoli.
On Monday, rebels in the city of Misrata scornedreports Gaddafi had agreed to a ceasefire, after his forcesfired rockets there and fought intense house-to-house battles.

"We want to bring forward a new elite of youths to governthe country and manage local affairs. We want new blood, that'swhat we want for Libya's future. But to talk of (Gaddafi)leaving, that's truly ridiculous," the son told BFM TV.
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