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HIDE AND SEEK Gaddafi Family Demands Body Dario Lopez-Mills / AP Photo

Gaddafi Family Demands Body

The family of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi demanded the chance to view his body—which is in a mall meat locker for the public to view. Meanwhile, confusion remained on Friday over the whereabouts of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, rumored to be Gaddafi’s favorite and most well-known son. A recent report by a senior military commander claims Saif fled Sirte and is en route to neighboring Niger, where his brother is rumored to be hiding. In the ensuing chaos after his father was killed early Thursday, there were conflicting reports of Saif being killed, held in custody, or hospitalized. Libya’s new government worries that if Saif is alive, he could be a symbol of a possible insurgency. Two of Gaddafi’s children are believed to be dead, while three others, including his daughter, have fled to Algeria.

October 21, 2011 11:45 PM