Gaddafi to denounce 'agitative rumors'

Updated: 2011-02-22 08:07


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CAIRO - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will soon denounce "agitative rumors" in an interview in front of his residence, Libyan state TV reported.


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Egypt's army has set up two field hospitals and also camps to receive Egyptians on the border with Libya, the army said on a website on Monday.

Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it would send planes to Libya to evacuate Egyptians wanting to return to Egypt once the situation stabilised.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday strongly condemned violence in Libya and called on the Libyan government to respect the rights of its people.

European countries sent planes and ferries to Libya on Monday to evacuate their citizens, and some oil and gas companies pulled their foreign staff out and suspended operations, as anti-government protests spread to Tripoli for the first time.

The Italian Foreign Ministry said Monday that it was ready to launch an emergency evacuation plan for the 1500 Italians still living in crisis-hit Libya should the situation in the country further deteriorate.

The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that air raids on Monday targeted ammunition depots and not populated areas in Tripoli and Benghanzi, state television said.

"There is no truth to information about a raid by the armed forces against Tripoli and Benghazi," Libyan television quoted Saif al-Islam Gaddafi as telling the official Jana news agency.

"The raid targeted ammunitions depots in areas remote from inhabited areas," Saif al-Islam said.



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