Aug 23, 2011
The Russian head of world chess on Tuesday said Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi told him in a telephone call that he was in Tripoli and did not intend to leave the country despite an onslaught by rebels.
“I am alive and healthy, I am in Tripoli and do not intend to leave Libya. Do not believe the lying reports by Western television companies,” Kirsan Ilyumzhinov quoted Kadhafi as saying in the conversation, the Interfax news agency reported. Ilyumzhinov had met Kadhafi in Tripoli in June.