African Union officials to meet Gadhafi and rebels

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Posted: Apr 10, 2011 7:24 AM
African Union officials to meet Gadhafi and rebels

An African Union official says an A.U. committee will hold separate meetings with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels during a two day visit.

Khellaf Brahan says the committee will meet with the two sides on Sunday and Monday. Brahan is the special assistant to peace and security commissioner Ramtame Lamamra.

The A.U. committee on Libya is seeking an immediate cease-fire, the free delivery of humanitarian aid, the protection of foreigners in Libya, and to open talks between the rebels and the government.

NATO planes have been carrying out airstrikes against Libyan government forces and fierce fighting between the two sides continues.