Colonel Gaddafi's daughter Aisha has given birth to a baby girl just hours after fleeing to Algeria, a source was quoted as saying on Tuesday. "Aisha gave birth very early this morning. She had a little girl. Mother and daughter are doing fine," a government official told AFP.
Aisha, her mother Safiya and brother Mohammed and Hannibal arrived in Algeria after escaping rebel forces. They arrived Monday morning in a convoy of six armored Mercedes.
Mourad Benmehidi, the Algerian UN representative, told the New York Times that a woman gave birth near the border without any medical equipment or assistance.
Algerian authorities claimed earlier that the family were allowed into the country on purely "humanitarian grounds."