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Latino Daily News

Sunday February 27, 2011

Reports: Col Gaddafi’s Son ‘in Hiding on Venezuelan island’

Reports: Col Gaddafi’s Son ‘in Hiding on Venezuelan island’

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A politician in the South American country has claimed that one of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, is in hiding on an island off the coast of Venezuela.

Orlando Fernandez Medina said sources within the Venezuelan government had told him that one of Col. Gaddafi’s sons arrived on the island of Margarita around four days ago.

The Libyan leader has seven sons including Saif al-Islam, who has a PhD from the London School of Economics and recently appeared on television to warn of a possible civil war, and Mutassim, who is Libya’s National Security Adviser.

A columnist in one Venezuelan newspaper, El Universal, claimed that there was intelligence to suggest that one of Gaddafi’s wives and four of her daughters were also now on Margarita Island.

Margarita Island is well known to Col. Gaddafi as he attended a summit for South American and African leaders there in 2009.