Western Allies Reject Qaddafi’s Truce Offer

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French and American presidents on Friday rejected the Qaddafi government’s latest truce offer and reiterated demands for the overthrow of the regime, while Britain confirmed that its gunship helicopters will be sent to the mission to increase pressure on Qaddafi to step down. The Libyan government, under intense pressure from the Western military campaign, had made its latest truce offer on Thursday, saying for the first time it was ready to negotiate with the rebel leadership in control of the eastern part of the country.