Anti-Gaddafi rebels tear a picture of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint they just took over near the oil facility of Ras Lanuf March 7, 2011. Major Libyan oil ports Ras Lanuf and Brega in the east of the country are closed as violence in the area has hampered operations at the terminals, shipping sources said on Monday.
RAS LANUF, LIBYA – MARCH 07: Libyan rebels service an anti-aircraft gun near strategic petroleum facilities on March 7, 2011 in Ras Lanuf, Libya. Opposition forces remained in control of the town Monday after a day of fighting with army troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.
Relatives of a Libyan rebel fighter killed in the battle for control over Bin Jawad between rebel fighters and Kadhafi loyalist forces mourn over his fresh grave on March 7, 2011 in the cemetery of the eastern city of Benghazi.
Mourners bury bodies of rebels killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Bin Jawad, in Benghazi’s Cemetery March 7, 2011.
Libyan rebel fighters are silhouetted at sunset on March 7, 2011 in the oil centre of Brega as opposition forces ceded ground to Moamer Kadhafi’s advancing forces, and the United States came under increasing pressure to arm the opposition and the UN appointed a humanitarian envoy.
RAS LANUF, LIBYA – MARCH 07: A rebel anti-aircraft gun sits ready near strategic petroleum facilities on March 6, 2011 in Ras Lanuf, Libya. Opposition forces remained in control of the town Monday after a day of fighting with army troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.
Gaddafi telah menuntut perjalanan yang selamat dan perlindungan penuh bagi seluruh anggota keluarganya dan pengikut-pengikutnya
‘Gaddafi agrees to conditional surrender’
Embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly expressed his readiness to hand over power to the revolutionary National Council on his own terms.
Gaddafi has dispatched his special envoy to hold talks with the interim National Council based in Benghazi, Saudi-owned daily Asharq al-Aswat reported citing sources.
The longest-serving leader in the Arab world, however, has set numerous conditions.
The informed sources have told the paper that Gaddafi has demanded safe passage and full protection for all members of his family and the people within his inner circle.
Moreover, the opposition will have to facilitate any departure from Libya for Gaddafi and his associates wishing to leave the country.
Another one of the conditions is that the council does not hand over Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the report added.
(Dengan syarat Tidak menyerahkan Gaddafi ke Mahkamah Jenayah Antarabangsa (ICC))
The Libyan League For Human Rights says at least 6,000 people have been killed so far in Libya.
The UN Security Council has recently imposed sanctions on the Libyan regime and has referred Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court.
The developments come two days after the council held its first formal meeting to discuss the overthrow of Gaddafi.
The council earlier refused to enter talks with the regime unless Gaddafi leaves office.
The 30-member body was established in the eastern city of Benghazi by revolutionary forces following the liberation of several eastern cities.
The council, headed by Libya’s former justice minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, plans to lead the country to an election.
He was among the first high-profile Libyan figures to defect from the Gaddafi regime following the brutal crackdown on opposition protesters. PressTV