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Divisions seen within Gaddafi family

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Divisions seen within Gaddafi family


One of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, Saif-Al Islam, has gone on television with a message of defiance – vowing to continue the fight against rebel forces in Libya, while his brother Saadi Gaddafi is trying to negotiate a surrender.

“It’s not surprising now that the elements of the Gaddafi regime are in a confused state and are giving out different messages. And so, yes, we have heard from different of the Gaddafi sons, through the media, over the past 24 hours: messages of surrenders, messages of defiance,” said British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

“Those messages of defiance are increasingly delusional, because they have always been followed by them running off to a new hiding place, rather than actually standing and fighting,” he added.

Saadi Gaddafi says he had his father’s clearance to negotiate an end to the fighting and has made contact with the National Transitional Council.

A rebel commander has dismissed the conflicting messages.

Meanwhile, pictures have emerged of Muammar Gaddafi’s former foreign minister Abdelati Obeidi in custody after his arrest on Tuesday.

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