Libya protests: Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam warns Civil War (Video)

By on Feb 21, 2011 in Africa, Current Events, International, Politics Comments

Updated February 26, 2011 4:39 a.m.

Read Muammar Gaddafi speaks to supporters at Tripoli Green Square (Video)

As Libya protests are spreading in the capital, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam warned a possible civil war, as he speaks on state TV on Sunday night, as shown in the video below.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Photo credit: AlJazeeraEnglish

According to international news sites, Col. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, appeared on state TV and made a lengthy speech and apparently gave a warning that a ‘civil war’ could possibly happen in Libya.

“Our spirits are high and the leader Muammar Gaddafi is leading the battle in Tripoli, and we are behind him as is the Libyan army,” Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was quoted as saying.

“We will keep fighting until the last man standing, even to the last woman standing…We will not leave Libya to the Italians or the Turks.” He added.

However, the military and supposed heir of his father’s leadership offered political reforms, and admitted that the police and army made some ‘errors’ handling the protesters but reacted on some reports.

The younger Gaddafi clarified that death toll is only 84, far fewer from what Human Rights Watch was said to have reported earlier, which is least 223 people were killed since the protests started five days ago.

He also repeated many times that ‘Libya is not Tunisia or Egypt‘, whose leaders were overthrown amid tens of thousands of protesters in the streets.

Meanwhile, protesters continue to rally and demanding Muammar Gaddafi to step down and end his 40-year rule of the country.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Video credit: AlJazeeraEnglish

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