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September 30, 2011
Libya's new rulers believe Gadhafi hiding in south
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's new rulers believe Moammar Gadhafi may be hiding in the southern desert under the protection of ethnic Tuareg fighters, while two of his sons are holed up in cities besieged by revolutionary forces elsewhere in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.
Anti-Gadhafi fighters gained control of Tripoli and much of the rest of the country late last month, but the longtime Libyan ruler and his family fled and have been trying to rally supporters from hiding as fighting continues on three fronts -- Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, Bani Walid and the southern city of Sabha.
Col. Ahmed Bani, the military spokesman for the National Transitional Council, which is now governing the country, said he couldn't confirm any information about Gadhafi's whereabouts but he could say that Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, is in Bani Walid and another son Muatassim is in Sirte. (29 images)



Libyan revolutionary fighters fire a missile during their attack for the city of Sirte, Libya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Rebel forces are struggling to make headway against loyalist fighters inside the home town of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. AP / Bela Szandelszky


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Libyan revolutionary fighters point at a target during their attack on the city of Sirte, Libya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters pray during a break in their attack on the city of Sirte, Libya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A Libyan revolutionary fighter runs during a break in an attack for the city of Sirte, Libya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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An injured Libyan revolutionary fighter is treated by medics in a field hospital outside Sirte, Libya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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An injured Libyan revolutionary fighter reacts in pain while being treated by medics in a field hospital outside Sirte, Libya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters pray at their position outside Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters look for a target outside Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters drive their pick up trucks outside Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A Libyan revolutionary fighter rests on a highway position outside Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters pray on a highway, at their position outside Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters fire missiles while attacking Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Thousands of revolutionary fighters wait around Sirte to enter the home town of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters fire with mortar while attacking forces in Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters ride on a tank as they gathering on the main road outside Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Internally displaced Libyans wait at the check point of revolutionary fighters near Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A man takes a picture with his phone of Libyan revolutionary fighters gathering on the main road outside Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 photo, pilots and paramedics pray in front of a revolutionary forces helicopter within the campaign hospital compound near Sirte, Libya. AP / Manu Brabo



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In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 photo, a revolutionary fighter is seen on patrol near the airport, in Sirte, Libya. AP / Manu Brabo



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In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 photo, a pre-Gadhafi flag flies from a vehicle as revolutionary fighters patrol near the airport, in Sirte, Libya. AP / Manu Brabo



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Libyan revolutionary fighters wait at their position near Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters wait with their off-road truck outside Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Libyan revolutionary fighters drive their off-road truck outside Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A Libyan revolutionary fighters rest outside Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A Libyan revolutionary fighter fires with his AK-47 assault rifle while practicing shooting near Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A Libyan revolutionary fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade while practicing near Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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A Libyan man shows the victory sign while revolutionary fighters man a check point near Sirte, Libya, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Revolutionary fighters load their mortar outside the hometown of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi, in Sirte, Libya, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. AP / Bela Szandelszky



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Revolutionary fighters fire from tanks towards Gadhafi troop positions in Sirte, Libya, Monday, Sep. 26, 2011. AP / Gaia Anderson



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The hand of a dead revolutionary fighter is seen at a field hospital near Sirte, Libya, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. AP / Manu Brabo



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