'No possibility for Gaddafi to remain in Libya'

The head of Libya's rebel council said there was now no possibility of Moamer Gaddafi being granted internal exile in Libya, in the wake of an International Criminal Court warrant for his arrest.

In a statement, Mustafa Mohammed Abdel Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council, said: "There is absolutely no current or future possibility for Gaddafi to remain in Libya."

Jalil confirmed that such an offer had been made but said it was now null and void. "There is no escape clause for Gaddafi -- he must be removed from power and face justice."

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