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Gaddafi's family members arrive in Algeria -- APS


08:00, August 30, 2011

ALGIERS, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Family members of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi arrived on Monday in Algeria, the official APS news agency quoted an Algerian Foreign Ministry statement as saying.

Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha, his sons Hannibal and Mohammed, accompanied by their children, entered Algeria at 08:45 a.m. local time (0745 GMT) through the Algerian-Libyan border, the statement said.

Algerian officials allowed Gaddafi's relatives to enter the country via the Tinalcom crossing point in Illizi province on the southeast border, Algeria's Arabic daily Echorouk said on its website.

The Libyan convoy, comprising seven cars with 31 people on board, had been waited for 12 hours by the crossing point before being authorized to enter Algeria, the paper said.

The health condition of Aisha Gaddafi, who is pregnant in her 9th month, prompted Algeria to let in the convoy in accordance with international treaties, the report noted.


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