Gaddafi's Wife And Children Cross Into Algeria

Colonel Gaddafi's wife and three of his children have crossed the border into Algeria, according to reports from the country's state news agency. The report cited the Foreign Affairs Ministry as saying the family entered the neighboring country today. It is believed that the dictator's second wife Safiya, his two sons Hannibal and Mohammed and his daughter Aisha have all fled. It is understood their children are also with them. There were also reports this evening that one of Gaddafi's other sons, Khamis, had been killed, according to Sky News. Earlier today, the International Criminal Court said that he may be placed on the war crimes list for his involvement in the killing of dozens of detainees in Tripoli. But Sky said he was killed in a Nato airstrike on his Toyota Land Crusier around 60km south of Tripoli Ahmed Jibril, an aide to rebel National Transitional Council head Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, said if the report of Ghadafi relatives in Algeria is true, 'we will demand that Algerian authorities hand them over to Libya to be tried before Libyan courts.' The movement of Gaddafi's family raises speculation that the ousted dictator could also have entered into the country. The news comes after reports yesterday by an Egyptian news agency that said six armoured Mercedes cars were spotted crossing the border. Neither Libyan or Algerian source confirmed the sighting in the town of Ghadames. The report said that the column of cars have been supported by pro-government forces until they reached the border. The source said that rebels were unable to follow the cars as they did not have munitions and equipment. Gaddafi has been on the run since the rebels took control of Tripoli at the start of last week. Algeria has so far said that it will not recognise the rebels' National Transitional council and will adhere to a policy of 'strict neutrality'. And throughout the six-month uprising, rebels have accused Algeria of providing Gaddafi with mercenaries to curb the revolution. Source: