May 2, 2011
BENGHAZI, Libya — The Libyan rebel capital Benghazi was rocked by sustained gunfire and explosions overnight as fighters celebrated reports that Seif al-Arab, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, died.
But by early Sunday doubts about the truth of the report crept in, quelling the joyful mood, as it was suspected that news of Seif al-Arab’s death in a NATO air strike was propaganda from the Tripoli regime.
“I don’t believe it because it was told by the Libyan TV,” said Waleed Mohammed, 34, a policeman.
He added that if the news were true it would “not make the war finish early because Gaddafi is a crazy man,” and “even if all his family were dead, he won’t give up. Not until he dies.”