Suicide Pilot May Have Killed One of Qaddafi’s Sons

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The Libyan government is denying reports that Muammar Qaddafi's sixth son, Khamis, was killed in a suicide air mission on Saturday night. Khamis Qaddafi was in charge of the Khamis Brigade, one of the main groups battling rebel forces. According to reports, a Libyan pilot completed a suicide air mission and crashed into the Bab al-Aziziya compound where Khamis was encamped with relatives. He was allegedly taken to the hospital where he later died of burn wounds. Qaddafi's people called the reports "a nonsensical piece of news."

Libya Denies Reports Khadafys Son Khamis Killed in in Suicide air strike on Tripoli compound [NYDN]