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Gaddafi: You can't get me

05-14-2011 09:25 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim has denied an Italian report that Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi has left Tripoli. The Libyan leader himself says in an audio recording that he's alive and "in a place where you can't get me."

It's been two weeks since the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been heard.

But the Libyan strongman now says in a recording that he's alive after NATO attacks and taunts his opponents that "I tell the coward crusaders. I live in a place where you can't get to me. I live in the hearts of millions."

Earlier on Friday, the Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini said in an interview that Tripoli's bishop had talked about the Gaddafi regime. He said Gaddafi had fled Tripoli and might also be injured. Frattini stressed Italy has no hard information on Gaddafi's current fate.

But Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim said in Tripoli that the Libyan leader was well and continuing to fulfill his duties.

Mussa Ibrahim said, "The leader is in very good health. High morale, high spirits. He is in Tripoli, he is fighting the fight forward he is leading the country day by day but the timing of the statement is to cover the horrendous crime committed in the early hours of this morning against our imams."

A NATO attack on a Tripoli residence last month killed one of Gaddafi's sons and his three grandchildren. Seeking to quell the speculation he might have been killed, Libyan state TV showed Gaddafi meeting tribal leaders in a Tripoli hotel on Wednesday.

The Libyan leader is expected to be among three officials targeted by arrest warrants to be issued on Monday by the International Criminal Court.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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