Wednesday, August 24, 2011

No trace of Gadhafi and children in rebel-controlled quarters

The rebels controlled completely on Tuesday night the headquarters of Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, and found no trace of the leader or his sons, told AFP the military spokesman of the rebellion. "Bab al Aziziya is completely under our control, Colonel Gadhafi and his sons were not in place," said Colonel Ahmed Omar Bani in Benghazi, the rebel capital in the east.

Earlier, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, had assured that in Tripoli and has no intention of leaving the country, as reported following a telephone conversation with President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov . However, leaders of the insurgency say that "no one knows where (Gadhafi and children)," said Bani.

Meanwhile, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon called for "reconciliation" in Libya to communicate by telephone on Tuesday with rebel leader Abdel-Jalil Mustafa, a spokesman onusiano. Ban "stressed the need for national unity, a reconciliation and participation, and protection of diplomatic premises," the spokesman said, urging the rebels appear to have contacts with the regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

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