Libyan gov't spokesman denies Gaddafi got hurt

13:42, May 14, 2011      

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A spokesman for the Libyan government denied Friday what Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has said that leader Muammar Gaddafi had gotten hurt, Al- Arabiya TV said in a written flash news.

Musa Ibrahim said the kinds of reports aimed to weaken the morale of the Libyan people.

Frattini told reporters there are indications that Gaddafi has fled Libyan capital Tripoli and gotten hurt by one of airstrikes launched by NATO.

Meanwhile, a source from the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council said Friday Gaddafi could probably have fled to the south to avoid NATO airstrikes.

The source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that Gaddafi could have fled to Sebha, one of his stronghold some 600 km south of Tripoli.

Another source from the rebel council said the Libyan leader has nowhere to go except Sebha, where a large number of pro- Gaddafi forces can protect his family from continuous demonstrations and NATO airstrikes.

Besides, the rebel said large scale demonstrations were held in Tripoli, with anti-government protesters burning down a police station in the capital's suburb.

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