Gaddafi family members, wife and children leave Libya, flee to Algeria

By on Aug 30, 2011 in Africa, Current Events, International, Politics Comments

Updated: August 30, 2011 11:30 p.m.

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Some of Gaddafi family members including Muammar Gaddafi’s wife, daughter and two sons have left Libya and flew to Algeria.

(From left to right) Muammar Gaddafi’s wife Safia;
son Hannibal and daughter Aisha

Image Credit: Reuters

According to international news sites on Monday, August 29, 2011, Algerian foreign ministry announced their arrival that morning in Algeria and reported it to United Nation (UN).

“The wife of Muammar Gaddafi, Safia, his daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Mohammed, accompanied by their children, entered Algeria at 08:45am (local time) through the Algeria-Libyan border.” Algerian foreign ministry was quoted at Al-jazeera news agency.

As noted in the reports, Algerian state TV featured the news in which their government has also informed the National Transitional Council (NTC), Libya’s currently recognized government.

“We made sure the international community has been informed,” Algerian ambassador to UN Mourad Benmehidi was quoted at CNN, citing that the news was relayed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Apparently, NTC spokesman Mahmoud al-Shammam also told CNN they will demand the Gaddafi family members to go back to Libya and promised them a fair trial.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi, who was declared “wanted” by the International Criminal Court (ICC), remain known, as well as his other sons Saif, Mutassim and Saadi.

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