In Libya, war coverage may stop but pizza delivery goes on


French soldiers are jogging on the French amphibious assault helicopter carrier "Tonnerre" on June 14, 2011 off the Libyan coast, during the Harmattan operation, the codename for the 2011 French military intervention in Libya.


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The Libya conflict has dropped off many a home page of late, although the standoff between forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and so-called rebels holding ground in the country's east.

So, what's a war reporter to do when the world's attention has drifted from what was one of the world's hottest combat zones?

Reports on the world's most-dangerous pizza delivery service, of course:

Thank Al Jazeera for that one.

Meanwhile, on a more serious note, Tripoli is reportedly negotiating a way out of the Libyan crisis — not with with the rebels forces, apparently, but rather with France.

Seif al-Islam, the son of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, told Algerian daily El Khabar in an interview published Monday: "We are in fact holding real negotiations with France and not with the rebels."

Tripoli had received a "clear message" from Paris through a special envoy who met with the French president, al Islam said, AFP reports.

Meanwhile, AFP also cites intelligence reports indicating that France is sending airborne troops to western Libya to fight alongside the rebels.

According to Al-Islam, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the Libyan emissary: "We created the [rebel] National Transitional Council and without France's backing, money and weapons, it would not exist."

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