Gadhafi's family flee to Algeria: media

Updated: 2011-08-30 06:50


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Gadhafi's family flee to Algeria: media

Aisha Gaddafi, daughter of Libya's leader Muammar Gadhafi, claps during a pro-government rally at the heavily fortified Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli in this April 14, 2011 file photo. Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha, and his sons Hannibal and Mohammed, entered Algeria on August 29, 2011 morning, the official Algeria Press Service reported on its web site. [Photo/Agencies]

ALGIERS - Family members of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi arrived on Monday in Algeria, the official APS news agency quoted an Algerian Foreign Ministry statement as saying.

Gadhafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha, his sons Hannibal and Mohammed, accompanied by their children, entered Algeria at 08:45 am local time (0745 GMT) through the Algerian-Libyan border, the statement said.

Algerian officials allowed Gadhafi's relatives to enter the country via the Tinalcom crossing point in Illizi province on the southeast border, Algeria's Arabic daily Echorouk said on its website.

The Libyan convoy, comprising seven cars with 31 people on board, had been waited for 12 hours by the crossing point before being authorized to enter Algeria, the paper said.

The health condition of Aisha Gadhafi, who is pregnant in her 9th month, prompted Algeria to let in the convoy in accordance with international treaties, the report noted.

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