Nato airstrike kills Gaddafi’s son

2011-08-05 11:15

A Libyan rebel spokesperson says his side has unconfirmed reports that Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son has been killed in a Nato airstrike on the western town of Zlitan.

Mohammad al-Rajali says rebel reports have Khamis Gaddafi as being among 33 troops killed in a Nato strike early today on a government operations centre in Zlitan.

Officials in the Libyan capital Tripoli could not be reach for comment.

Nato says there was bombing around Zlitan yesterday. An alliance spokesman in Brussels said today that Nato could not verify the report.

Zlitan is 140 kilometres southeast of Tripoli.

Khamis runs Libya’s 32nd Brigade, which has been fighting the rebels in Zlitan.

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