Representatives of 61 Libya tribes urge end to Kadhafi rule

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Chiefs or representatives of 61 Libyan tribes from across the country called Wednesday for an end to Moamer Kadhafi's rule, in a joint statement released by French writer Bernard-Henri Levy.

"Faced with the threats weighing on the unity of our country, faced with the manoeuvres and propaganda of the dictator and his family, we solemnly declare: Nothing will divide us," said the text, drawn up in Benghazi on April 12.

"We share the same ideal of a free, democratic and united Libya," it said.

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