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AFTER THE FALL Rebels: Gaddafi Must Face Trial in Libya Abdel Magid Al Fergany, dapd / AP Photo

Rebels: Gaddafi Must Face Trial in Libya

Col. Muammar Gaddafi hasn’t been captured yet, but the Libyan rebels are already making plans. The besieged leader—thought to have escaped to the center of the country or the south—will have to face trial in Libya before he faces the International Criminal Court, rebel spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga said early Wednesday. The ICC indicted Gaddafi on war-crimes charges in May. Ghoga told Egyptian state television it is “impossible” the rebels could have let Gaddafi, who has ruled Libya for 42 years, escape. Gaddafi made a radio announcement Tuesday saying he had fled his Bab al-Aziziya compound as a “tactical move.” Pro-Gaddafi forces reportedly hit the town of Ajelat with missiles as tanks rolled in early Wednesday, while witnesses said Tripoli was hit with Grad missiles.

August 23, 2011 10:42 PM