Rebels: Gaddafi aide wounded in Tripoli rocket attack

July 22, 2011 17:41


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ROME - A Libyan rebel official said on Friday that a member of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's inner circle had been seriously wounded by a rocket attack on a room in Tripoli where senior Libyan officials were meeting.

Ali Essawi, in charge of foreign affairs for the rebels fighting Gaddafi, said one of the Libyan leader's sons, Saif al-Islam, Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi, intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and an official named Mansour Daw were in the room at the time of the attack on Thursday.

Daw is a former bodyguard of Gaddafi who is a close aide.

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