Muammar Qaddafi Under the Protection of Nomadic Tribesmen, Some Guy Claims


Muammar Qaddafi — remember that guy? Over a month after the fall of Tripoli, his whereabouts are still unknown. The latest possibly credible rumor: A senior military official with the new Libyan government says Qaddafi “may be holed up near the western town of Ghadames, near the Algerian border,” according to Reuters. He’s being protected by the nomadic Tuareg tribesmen “who roam the desert spanning the borders of Libya and its neighbors.” Even if they never catch him, if Qaddafi has to traipse around the Sahara for the rest of his life, that wouldn’t be so bad. [Reuters]