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Libya Rebels to Algeria: Return the Gaddafis Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

Rebels to Algeria: Return the Gaddafis

Libyan rebels have accused Algeria of aggression for granting refuge to Muammar Gaddafi’s wife and three of his children and called on Algeria to hand them over. “We consider this an act of aggression," a rebel spokesman said. "We are warning anybody not to shelter Gaddafi and his sons. We are going after them.” However, Algeria—which has not recognized the rebels—defended its move, saying it was just following the “holy rule of hospitality.” Rebels are also claiming to have killed Gaddafi’s son Khamis and his intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi. Reuters says the killings would be “ the highest-profile casualties on the Gaddafi side” yet, but notes that Khamis has been reported dead twice before during the uprising, only to reappear.

August 30, 2011 6:18 AM