Mishan Jubouri, owner of Al Rai TV, which broadcasts from Damascus, said Wednesday Colonel Muammar Gaddafi "is still in Libya." Jubouri told AFP: "I can say that I recently spoke with Gaddafi, who is still in Libya. His morale is very high, he feels strong and not afraid."
He added "his son, Saif al-Islam, is in the same spirit".
Meanwhile, Libyan rebel fighters have claimed to have surrounded Gaddafi within a 60km radius and insist it is matter of time before the fugitive leader is captured or killed.
However, they refused to say where exactly Gaddafi had been located. According to them, Gaddafi had been tracked using high technology and human intelligence.