Muammar Qaddafi Is Still in Libya, Says Muammar Qaddafi


The embattled dictator issued an audio message in which he promised “never to leave the land of his ancestors” and denied reports that he had fled to Niger. The statement was made to Syria’s Arrai TV station via a phone call that was traced to a location within Libya, so it seems as though he is telling the truth. Meanwhile, Niger’s foreign minister confirmed that a number of Qaddafi loyalists had recently entered the country and would be allowed to stay, adding that there are “no means” to close the border with Libya. [Guardian UK]