Friday, June 24, 2011
TRIPOLI — Moamer Kadhafi is considering leaving the capital Tripoli following blistering NATO air raids, a report said, as Libya’s rebels hinted they may allow him to remain in the country if he stands down.
The Wall Street Journal Friday quoted a senior US national security official as saying American intelligence shows Kadhafi “doesn’t feel safe anymore” in the capital where he has ruled for over four decades.
However, officials told the paper they did not see the move as imminent and did not believe Kadhafi would leave the country, a key demand of Libyan rebels who have been battling his forces in a month-old stalemate.
Kadhafi is believed to have numerous safe houses and other facilities both within the capital and outside of it to which he might relocate.
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