Breaking News: Gaddafi son killed in NATO air strikePosted: April 30, 2011
A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of the Libyan leader, Colonel Gadaffi, a government spokesman has said.
Colonel Gaddafi himself was in the house which was hit by the strike, the spokesman added, but he was unharmed.
His son Saif al-Arab was killed, as well as three of the Libyan leader’s grandsons.
Saif al-Arab, aged 29, was the youngest of Muammar Gaddafi six sons …
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the villa was attacked “with full power.”
“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of brother Saif al-Arab Muammar Gaddafi, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” he said.
“The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives, the leader himself is in good health, he wasn’t harmed.” Col Gaddafi’s wife was also unharmed, he said.
“This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country,” the spokesman added.