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LIBYA: Kadafi hideout reportedly found

August 25, 2011 |  8:35 am

Libyan rebel commandos nearly caught Moammar Kadafi on Wednesday, French magazine Paris-Match reported Thursday.

The commandos believe Kadafi is still somewhere in the Libyan capital, the magazine said on its website, citing a source in a unit that it said was coordinating between the rebels and the intelligence services of Arab states. The report cited an unnamed “reliable source.”

Agents acting on a tip found signs of Kadafi in an unassuming safe house they raided in central Tripoli at Wednesday morning, according to the magazine. It appeared that the 69-year-old leader had spent at least one night there, Paris-Match said.

"So," the report said, "The hunt continues."


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-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Moammar Kadafi at the Food Security Summit in Rome in 2009. Credit: Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters