Gadhafi may have fled Tripoli

Italian official speculates Libyan leader may also be injured

There are unconfirmed reports that Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi has left Tripoli and may have been injured in the fighting that has laid siege to the country. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said on Friday that Tripoli’s Catholic bishop had told him Gadhafi is “probably wounded,” though Frattini emphasized his country has “no hard information” to support the claim. Frattini added “international pressure has likely provoked the decision by Gadhafi to seek refuge in a safe place” outside the capital, though it’s unlikely the Libyan leader has left the country altogether. The Italian official has also said he expects the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Gadhafi before the end of the month, a move which would make his exile impossible.

Associated Press

Al Jazeera English

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