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Al-Jazeera: Some of Gadhafi family members fled to Algeria

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA -- Al-Jazeera news network reported Monday night that a number of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s family members have fled to Algeria.

According to the IRNA Audiovisual Monitoring Service, the news network added that two of Gadhafi’s sons, namely Hannibal and Muhammad, the dictator’s wife Safiyyah, and his favorite daughter Ayesha, have arrived in the Algerian capital city, Algiers.

A few days ago some news networks had reported the death news of Hannibal Gadhafi.

Different news networks also reported that Ayesha Gadhafi is pregnant and expecting a child in near future. She also once used to be a UN peace ambassador.

In other related news, the Libya Revolutionary Council has announced that granting political asylum status to members of Gadhafi family is against the will of the Libyan nation and asked for their return to Libya to be put on trial.

Algeria, Libya’s largest neighbor, located to the west of the north African country, is among the few countries in the world that has still not recognized the Libyan Revolutionary Council as the legitimate transitional ruler of Libya, and therefore still recognizing the former Libyan dictator as the legitimate ruler of that country, which is a factor that minimizes the chance for returning the escaped Gadhafi family members back to Libya.

Gadhafi himself is still at large, and most likely somewhere in his own hometown of Sirte, towards which the revolutionary forces have been advancing during the past hours.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30542381

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