Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman for Libya’s officlal government stated that Gaddafi remains in the country and is surrounded by loyalists.
He also said in a call to Reuters news agency that he did not know where the 69-year-old was but insisted he was well defended.
“He’s in the country and he’s in a safe place surrounded by many people who are prepared to protect him,” Mr Ibrahim said.
He also stated that Bani Walid would not surrender.
From Luc Michel for ELAC:
In a phone message Sunday evening, our brother Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman for the Libyan leadership and has become one of the leaders of the resistance Jamahiri confirms be at Bani Walid, “fortress pro-Gaddafi” in southeast of Tripoli. Where he organized the fight against the rats of the CNT. “No negotiation, no surrender, the struggle continues!”
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