One NATO leaflet directed at non-Libyan Qaddafi fighters warned in Arabic: 'You have been involved in violent acts against innocent Libyan civilians.... Leave this country now.'
Libya rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil also said that the National Transitional Council would allow Qaddafi safe passage into exile if he relinquished power.
Rebel leaders based in the east are heading to Tripoli to strengthen their claim as the legitimate government of Libya. But their credibility has been shaken by inaccurate statements about rebel achievements.
In Libya, the African Union is seen as a tool of Qaddafi's ambitions, not as a potential honest broker in the uprising against his 41-year reign.