Talk of Gaddafi leaving is 'ridiculous,' son says

PARIS - Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent

son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, said in an interview broadcast on
Monday that it was "ridiculous" to imagine the Libyan leader
leaving and that allied air strikes were counter-productive.

The interview with al-Islam took place at the weekend in


On Monday, rebels in the city of Misrata scorned

reports Gaddafi had agreed to a ceasefire, after his forces
fired rockets there and fought intense house-to-house battles.
"We want to bring forward a new elite of youths to govern
the country and manage local affairs. We want new blood, that's
what we want for Libya's future. But to talk of (Gaddafi)
leaving, that's truly ridiculous," the son told BFM TV.