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Gaddafi and family are in Algeria, says ministry

Gaddafi, his wife, daughter Aisha and sons Hannibal and Mohammed entered Algeria on Monday

Gaddafi and family are in Algeria, says ministry
Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and his sons Hannibal and Mohammed entered Algeria on Monday morning, Algeria's foreign ministry said.

Their arrival was reported to the United Nations and the Libyan rebel authorities, the state Algeria Press Service (APS) reported, citing the ministry.

"Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha, his sons Hannibal and Mohammed, accompanied by their children, entered Algeria at 8.45am local time through the Algerian-Libyan border", said APS.

Libyan rebel officials have previously accused Algeria of backing Gaddafi in the country's civil war, an allegation Algeria has denied.

Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci held talks with a senior Libyan rebel official, the highest-level contact in months of fraught relations between Libya's new leadership and their Algerian neighbours, APS reported earlier on Monday.

Algeria is the only one of Libya's north African neighbours which has yet to recognise the National Transitional Council, now Libya's de facto government, after Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli was overrun by rebels.

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It's all just opinions 9 years ago

I thought his crush on Condolezza Rice, former US Secretary of State was a laugh, now I see he named his son called Hannibal! This guy never ceases to amaze me! lol :)