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    Libyan transitional negotiator says time has run out

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    Libyan fighters who said they had tried to negotiate a peaceful transfer of power of Bani Walid, a key city still controlled by supporters of fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi, have told Al Jazeera that talks had reached a stalemate and that the final push is going to happen in the next 24 hours.

    According to members of the National Transitional Council, the talks failed mid-day on Sunday after numerous attempts to move forward with a bloodless handover of control.

    Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, a political analyst and one of those on the negotiation team.
    Gaddafi's people who catch our people and who stay against our revolution [are] in Bani Walid," said Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, a political analyst and one of those on the negotiation team.

    "Their time is over," he said, adding: "The push is going to happen in the next 24 hours."