Algeria’s state news agency reported on Monday, citing the Foreign Ministry, that Gaddafi’s wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and two of his sons, Hannibal and Mohamed, along with their children, made it into the country via its border with Libya.
Mourad Benmehidi, the Algerian ambassador to the United Nations, told CNN he informed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the development early on Monday.
The Libyan rebels’ National Transitional Council has not confirmed the news, spokesman Mahmoud al-Shammam told CNN. But according to Shammam, if the news is true the council will demand the return of the Gaddafis with the promise of a fair trial.
“Gaddafi’s defiance of the coalition forces still poses a danger, not only for Libya, but for the world. That is why we are calling for the coalition to continue its support,” Jalil said at a meeting in Doha with senior military figures from countries involved in the war, according to the BBC.