Death of one of Gaddafi's sons and 3 grandchildren in NATO raid
has killed the youngest son of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Gaddafi himself survived the NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said.
Libya government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years old. Libyan officials took journalists to the house, which had been hit by at least three missiles. The roof had completely caved in in some areas, leaving strings of reinforcing steel hanging down among chunks of concrete.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the villa was attacked “with full power.”
Saif al-Arab Gaddafi Killed in NATO Air Raid
“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of brother Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” he said.”The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives, the leader himself is in good health, he wasn’t harmed.”
“This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country,” the spokesman added.
NATO air strikes have been going on for weeks as they attempt to break Libya war stalemate.