(Reuters) - Libyan rebels rejected an African Union peace plan on Monday because it did not address their main demand that Muammar Gaddafi quit and because it proposed reforming a ruling system they want removed.
This is a ceasefire plan put together by Jacob Zuma of South Africa and other African leaders.
"The African Union initiative does not include the departure of Gaddafi and his sons from the Libyan political scene, therefore it is outdated," rebel council head Mustafa Abdel Jalil told a news conference in Benghazi.
Earlier on Monday, Muammar Gaddafi accepted the African initiative to put a stop to fighting in Libya, including a ceasefire. ... "
[Rebel council head] Abdel Jalil said he had raised the issue of Gaddafi's use of African mercenaries with the delegation [from the African Union]: "We let it be known to the delegates that there exist mercenaries that came from African and Arab countries.