Report: Gaddafi ill and ready to leave Libya

Published August 17th, 2011 - 02:22 GMT

A Libyan military source was quoted as saying on Wednesday that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was likely to step down and delegate his powers to Muhammad Alqamoda, the Minister of Justice in the Libyan regime.

An Arabic newspaper quoted a source in the Libyan army as saying: "Colonel Gaddafi's conditions are an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of NATO forces." Then he and his family would departure Libya.

"Two Airbus aircraft from South Africa landed at Tripoli International Airport. One of them included a delegation while the second was empty of passengers," the source said, adding that the planes may be ready to transfer Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, his family members and some members of his regime to Venezuela.

It seems that these recent developments are the result of a significant progress made in negotiations between the rival parties. These talks are being held in Tunisia. It is reported that the envoy of Venezuela President Hugo Chávez, arrived to the island of Djerba, Tunisia, where he met, according to informed sources, representatives from Gaddafi government.

Some sources claim Gaddafi is ill and in need for urgent medical treatment outside Libya. It is reported that the Libyan leader sent his chief aide, Bashir Saleh to Mali and the island of Djerba in Tunisia to meet with British and French officials, in order to search for a way "how to get Gaddafi and his family out from Libya." 


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