Gaddafi’s wife and daughter flee to Tunisia: Al JazeeraMay 18th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s wife Safiya and his daughter Aisha have fled to Tunisia, Al-Jazeera reported Wednesday, citing a source in Tunisia’s defence ministry.
According to the sources, Safiya and Aisha crossed the Libyan-Tunisian border a few days ago and are currently at a refugee centre on the island of Djerba.
The revolt in Libya against Gaddafi’s 41-year rule, which began in mid-February, has already claimed thousands of lives, with Gaddafi’s troops maintaining their combat capabilities despite NATO air strikes against them.
The air strike on a wealthy residential area in Tripoli a week ago killed Gaddafi’s youngest son and three of his grandchildren, as well as several friends and neighbours.
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