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LIBYA: Defiant Kadafi son says his family will 'live and die' in the country

February 25, 2011 |  6:05 am

59586317 As protests escalate in Libya, Seif Islam, one of the sons of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, has vowed his family will remain in the country and "live and die" there.

Asked by a reporter from CNNTurk about whether his family has a backup plan or if they might consider leaving the country amid the growing unrest, Islam answered that there are three plans.

"Plan A is to live and die in Libya, Plan B is to live and die in Libya, Plan C is to live and die in Libya," he said in an excerpt from the interview, which was reportedly published on the website of CNNTurk news anchor Cuneyt Ozdemir ahead of the full broadcast on Friday.

Ozdemir reportedly conducted the interview with Islam late Thursday night in Tripoli.

-- Alexandra Sandels in Beirut

Photo: Seif Islam speaking on Libyan state TV earlier this week. Credit: Reuters