Gadhafi Puts Big Bounty on Opposition Leader

He offers $419K for capture of Mustafa Abdul Jalil
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2011 4:31 PM CST
Anti-Gadhafi rebels pray in Ras Lanouf, eastern Libya, on Wednesday March 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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(Newser) – Moammar Gadhafi put a price on the head of a Libyan opposition leader today, offering the equivalent of $419,000 for the capture of Mustafa Abdul Jalil, CNN reports. Libyan state television branded the head of the interim government in eastern Libya an "agent spy" and offered an additional $164,300 for information leading to his capture.

Meanwhile, the rebel leader himself urged the international community to put a no-fly zone in effect. "It has to be immediate action," said Abdul Jalil, who resigned as Gadhafi's minister of justice when the unrest began. "The longer the situation carries on, the more blood is shed." Click for the latest on the day's fighting.

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