Close members of Muammar Gaddafi’s family have crossed into Algeria, according to the country’s official press agency.
Gaddafi’s wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and his sons Hannibal and Mohammed are reported to be in the party which has sought refuge in Libya’s western neighbour.
However on Monday the death of Gaddafi’s son Khamis was reported by the rebels after fighting in southern Libya.
Algeria’s President Bouteflika has long-standing links with Gaddafi and his regime.
Gaddafi family members in Algeria - APS agency