August 2011
Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);8/20/2011, Vol. 141 Issue 1265, p7
The article reports on various speculations that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is preparing to move his family outside Libya, which were negated by an unnamed official in the Libyan government. It states that Abdel Salam Jalloud, Gaddafi's government former deputy had defected to rebel-held territory in the Western Mountains. It adds that the fighting draws closer to Tripoli, wherein the spokesman's brother who has served as the Tripoli government's public face was killed.


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