Gadhafi's family flees to Algeria

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — There's still no word on the whereabouts of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but his wife and other relatives apparently are in Algeria.

The Algerian Foreign Ministry says Gadhafi's wife, daughter, two of his sons and their children entered the neighboring country today. It says the United Nations and Libya's rebel leadership have been notified.

It gave no indication that Gadhafi or the son who was his heir apparent went with them.

The report came as fighting raged on two sides of the Libyan city of Sirte, the last bastion of the Gadhafi regime. The southern city is the headquarters of Gadhafi's tribe.

Rebel leaders have started to set up a new government in Tripoli after their fighters drove Gadhafi's defenders out of the capital in the past week. There's been no sigh of Gadhafi, and people close to him have claimed he is still in the country leading a fight to hold onto power.

Throughout the six-month uprising, Libyan rebels have accused Algeria of providing Gadhafi with mercenaries to curb the revolution.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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