Rebels: Gadhafi Last Tracked Three Days Ago in Southern Libya

Speculation He Could Flee to Neighboring Country

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is on the run, but according to rebel officials they haven’t had a good indication of where he is in the past three days. His last location was in the village of Ghwat, nearly 600 miles south of Tripoli.

“People saw cars going in that direction … We have it from many sources that he’s trying to go further south,” one rebel military official told Reuters. The speculation was that he was heading south out of the country, and into Chad or Niger.

Niger might make sense, since a large number of Libyan regime forces are reportedly showing up in the nation. Gadhafi forged close ties with a number of the neighboring governments, using his country’s significant oil wealth.

Burkina Faso is reported as another possibility, even though the government denies it and insists they have already recognized the rebels. Several reports have either Moammar or his sons heading there for asylum.

Author: Jason Ditz

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