Anti-government forces ask Qadhafi to leave within 72 hours says they will not seek justice

Anti-government forces in Libya say they will not bring leader Muammar al-Qadhafi to justice, if he leaves the country within 72 hours.

The head of the National Libyan Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, told Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV on Tuesday that if Qadhafi leaves within 3 days and stops attacks on civilians, the Libyans will step back from pursuing him for crimes. The council represents anti-government groups across the nation.

A spokesperson for the council said by phone that the Qadhafi administration has not responded yet.

A Libyan foreign ministry official has denied reports that the government has proposed the terms of Qadhafi's departure, including safeguarding his life and assets.
The government remains defiant, continuing air attacks on the oil port of Ras Lanuf on Tuesday.

NATO has decided to increase its surveillance flights to monitor Libyan military planes. The UN Security Council has been unofficially discussing whether to set up a no-fly zone over Libya.