Gadhafi's Wife, Kids In Algeria

Rebels say they'll want them back for trial
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2011 1:31 PM CDT
Moammar Gadhafi's daughter Aisha is surrounded by supporters at the Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, March 19, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's wife and other relatives fled to Algeria today.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
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(Newser) – There’s still no word on where Moammar Gadhafi is hiding, but now we know where his family is. The Algerian foreign ministry today revealed that Gadhafi’s wife, daughter, and two of his sons have entered the country, along with some of his grandchildren, CBS News reports. The government wouldn't say if the deposed Libyan leader was with them.

An aide to the Transitional National Council said that if the report is true “we will demand that Algerian authorities hand them over to Libya to be tried before Libyan courts.” Rebels said they weren’t surprised by the news, since they have long accused Algeria of aiding Gadhafi.

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