Gaddafi determined to stay in Libya despite unrest: ReportBy DPA, IANS
Sunday, February 20, 2011
CAIRO - Neither Muammar Gaddafi nor his family will leave Libya, the Asharq al-Awsat newspaper Sunday quoted sources within the clan as saying, following days of violent protests calling for the long-time leader’s removal.
“He insists on dying on Libyan land,” the sources said, adding that all members of Gaddafi’s family who were living abroad came back to the country last Thursday.
Emboldened by successful revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, thousands of Libyans have been calling for the ouster of Gaddafi, who has been in power for 41 years.
Reports out of Libya said that dozens of protesters were killed in clashes with security forces Saturday, with soldiers said to have used live ammunition.