Seif Al-Islam Alive, Pledges to Avenge His Father's Death - Report

World | October 23, 2011, Sunday // 13:17|  views

A TV grab taken from Al Arabiya channel on 23 August 2011 shows Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi speaking during a public appearance in Tripoli, Libya, early 23 August 2011. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Seif al-Islam, late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's most powerful son, has vowed to take revenge for his father's death.

"We are continuing resistance. I am in Libya, I am alive and free and willing to fight to the end and take revenge," Seif al-Islam declared in an alleged statement aired by Syria-based Alrai TV channel late on Saturday. He declared he intended to fight to the bitter end against the rebels.

Earlier, a website of Gaddafi's supporters  posted a statement that Seif al-Islam had been named an heir to the Libyan strongman and is now in and charge of the forces fighting the Transitional National Council.

There have been conflicting reports on Seif al-Islam's fate following his father's death. On Saturday, the Iranian Press TV cited Libyan military officials claiming that the influential son of slain ruler Muammar Gaddafi is in critical condition and has been hospitalized after losing his arm.

Other sources say he had managed to flee Sirte and find shelter in the desert.

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Tags: Seif al-Islam, Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian, Libya, transitional National Council, rebels


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