Gadhafis flee to Algeria

Wife and three children of missing Libyan dictator admitted on “humanitarian grounds”

The wife and three of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s children have reportedly arrived in Algeria, according to Algerian diplomats. The dictator’s wife, Safia, daughter Aisha, sons Hannibal and Mohamed, and their children were admitted into the country on “humanitarian grounds,” according to Mourad Benmehidi, the Algerian ambassador to the UN. While Col. Gadhafi, his son, Saif al-Islam, and his brother-in-law, Abdullah al-Sanussi, are wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague to face war crimes charges, none of the Gadhafis admitted to Algeria were on the UN Security Council’s list of sanctioned Libyans. The whereabouts of Gadhafi himself remain unknown after he was not found in several suspected locations, including a network of tunnels discovered underneath in his Tripoli compound, a nearby apartment building, and a farm near the capital’s airport. Meanwhile, Libyan rebels continued their advance on the town of Sirte, Gadhafi’s birthplace.


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