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Libyan leader Col Gaddafi taunts Nato on audio broadcast

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has released an audio statement on state television after rumours that he had been injured in a Nato air strike on his compound in Tripoli.

In the message he condemned the attack and said he was in a place where Nato bombs could not reach, in the hearts of his loyal supporters.

From Tripoli, the BBC's Christian Fraser says it is unusual for Col Gaddafi to speak off camera and it may spark suspicion that he was injured.

Libyan authorities have said the audio only broadcast was a move to protect his whereabouts.

  • 13 May 2011
  • From the section Africa
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