Libyan Rebels Say Gaddafi Son Killed in NATO Strike

(VOA News) Libyan rebels say a NATO airstrike has killed Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son Khamis and more than 30 other people in the western town of Zlitan, a rebel spokesman said Friday. There was no independent confirmation. Khamis Gaddafi has served as one of the main commanders of his father's military forces. [The New York Times reported on March 29: Gaddafi evidently trusted only two militias - with a total of about 10,000 men - to deploy against the rebels, said Henry Boyd, an analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. They are the 32nd Brigade, loyal to his son Khamis, and the Ninth Regiment, under the direction of another son, Muatassim.]

2011-08-05 00:00:00

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