Breaking: Reports From Libya That Gaddafi Has Fled, Son Steps In
Update 6:01EST: Muammar Gaddafi’s son has confirmed that his father has left the country in his news conference. UPDATE: 6:14EST: It now appears that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is not quite saying that, but is blaming “foreigners” for the uprisings. This also comes as Benghazi is reportedly in the hands of rebels.
Cross-posted on Pundit Press.
In reports that are, as of now, unconfirmed, it is being reported that Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi has left Libya. This could possibly mark an end to Gaddafi’s regime, which has ruled the coutry with an iron fist for over four decades.
Protests have reached the capital of Tripoli, while various news sources are reporting that the government is “faltering.” Even worse for Gaddafi, protesters now hold several cities; not streets or squares, but entire cities.
The German news site TT.com is now reporting that opposition groups in Libya are now saying that “Muammar Al-Gaddafi had to leave the country for Brazil or Venezuela.” Al Jazeera refused to take on the issue straight on, but their reports suggested that Gaddafi is no longer in his country.
Doha, a news site linked with Al Jazeera, is reporting that Gaddafi has in fact fled the country.
Possibly telling, the state news agency of Libya, Jana, is now stating that Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam would “soon” hold a television press conference. Why Gaddafi’s son would be making a news address instead of his father could indicate that the dictator is no longer in the country.