Libya: Special units hunt for Gaddafi

2011-09-09 08:50
Cairo - Libyan rebels have set up special units to hunt down fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Arab media reports said on Friday.

According to Al Arabiya, the rebels have formed units of fighters to track down phone calls made by the former leader's aides to try to locate where Gaddafi might be hiding.

The channel quoted Anis Sharif, a spokesperson for the Tripoli military council, as saying they now have "a unit of more than 200 special forces" leading the hunt.

Sharif said the rebels have located Gaddafi, but did not say where, adding that his capture is a matter of time.

Gaddafi, who has not been seen in public for months, went into hiding after anti-regime fighters took control of Tripoli on August 21.

The fugitive leader is believed to be hiding in one of the three areas which are still under the control of his followers - his hometown of Sirte, the city of Bani Walid south-east of Tripoli, or the city of Sabha in the southern desert.

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