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Battle of Dale Farm Let travellers stay on illegal site, says Vanessa Redgrave
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Tracking down Ned Kelly Scientists have identified the remains of Australian folk hero
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Hard work begins Toby Young’s West London Free School is about to open
Not all plain sailing in tropics Power came at a high price for governors during the Empire
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By Andrew Gilligan in Tarhouna, Rob Crilly in Benghazi and John Bingham ON August 26, more than three days after the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab alAzizia compound, the soldiers of the Khamis Brigade in southern Tripoli were told to stand by for an important visitor.
Soon afterwards Gaddafi, sitting in the back seat of a black Hyundai saloon and dressed in a green civilian shirt and trousers, was driven through the gate.
The car, indistinguishable from the city’s taxis, passed unnoticed only yards from the centre of the fighting in the southern outskirts of the Libyan capital.
Extraordinary details of the Gaddafi clan’s last meeting after the fall of Tripoli – and the ousted dictator’s plans to flee – are considered to be the last confirmed sighting of the former Libyan strongman.
Details also emerged last week of how Gaddafi’s wife Safiya, his daughter Aisha and sons Hannibal and Mohammed eluded the rebels to flee across the country in a bus and a Mercedes before taking refuge in neighbouring Algeria.
At one point they blundered across the wrong border — entering Tunisia before reaching Algeria thanks only to the help of local tribesmen.
Arriving in Tunisia, which has had its own revolution, could have resulted in their arrest rather than sanctuary. Algeria insisted that the family had been given refuge on “humanitarian” grounds.
The National Transitional Council condemned the move as an act of aggression. The transitional authorities urged Algeria to return the Gaddafis to Libya, but speculation was mounting that they were planning to use the country as a springboard to escape into obscurity after being given a “pass” to a third country.
It also emerged that Aisha Gaddafi gave birth to a girl only hours after being given refuge in the country.
Their flight came as rebels hailed the death of Gaddafi’s youngest son, Khamis, the commander of one of the most feared military units, in fighting to the south of the capital.
Only hours beforehand Khamis was present for a final meeting with his father and heavily pregnant sister at the Salahuddin military barracks in southern Tripoli.
Abdusalam Taher Ali, a soldier who was present, said: “We were trying to hold the southern suburbs when we were suddenly told to retreat to barracks for a new mission. We saw Khamis, Gaddafi’s son, dressed in green military fatigues. Then Gaddafi himself arrived in an ordinary civilian car.
“At the same time, Aisha drove in separately in a white Hyundai saloon. They were both in civilian clothes and were accompanied by two bodyguards.” Mr Ali, who is being held by rebels, then described how Gaddafi and his son — but not Aisha — huddled together for a family talk lasting 10 to 15 minutes.
Separating after their talk, Gaddafi and Aisha changed cars, getting into two Toyota Land Cruisers. They left, heading to the south in a 25-car convoy, he said.
“As they got in, I heard one of the drivers say that they would be going toward the city of Sabha,” he said. Sabha, in the middle of the Sahara, has long been mooted as the dictator’s final redoubt.
Outside the compound, television camera crews noted a sudden blast of gunfire aimed at the encircling rebels at 1.30pm.
What appeared to be a last act of defiance from the loyalists camped inside, now appears to have been covering fire for Gaddafi’s retreat from Tripoli.
Khamis then gathered the 90 or so soldiers, including Mr Ali, around him for what was to prove his final journey. His Land Cruiser now stands, burnt out and wrecked, outside the town of Tarhouna, about 50 miles south-east of Tripoli, where it was ambushed by rebels.
Life of a tyrant Snapshots expose dictator’s loves
New pictures from photograph albums found at Col Muammar Gaddafi’s compound give an insight into his family life. The snapshot on the left was taken at his daughter Aisha’s wedding in 2006. Her husband
Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi is thought to have been killed. The other picture, taken in 1996, shows Gaddafi with his daughter Hana, proof that she was not killed as a baby in an air strike on Tripoli in 1986.
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investigations continue in Libya,” a spokesman for No10 said.
WPc Fletcher was killed by a bullet that hit her in the abdomen while policing a protest by anti-Gaddafi demonstrators outside the embassy in April 1984. An 11-day armed siege followed that ended when 30 Libyans from the embassy were deported. No one has ever been charged over the killing.
After leaving Britain, both Mr Matouk and Mr Baghdadi were richly rewarded for their services to the regime. Mr Baghdadi was chairman of the revolutionary committees, a senior regime post, at the time of his death.
Osama al-Abed, a member of the revolutionary council for the capital, said his body was found two weeks ago in Tajoura, a suburb of eastern Tripoli.
The rebels believed it was an “inside job” by the old regime, Mr Abed said. “Maybe it was score-settling,” he said.
Mr Matouk became a minister, first in education and then in housing and construction.
The friend who spoke to The Telegraph, a former Gaddafi junior minister who indicated his support for the uprising early on and is now co-operating with the NTC, said Mr Matouk had also attempted to switch sides as
Matouk Mohammed Matouk is the last named suspect in the death of WPc Fletcher the Gaddafi regime crumbled. He said his status was now “uncertain”.
The Fletcher case, like that of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, is an embarrassment to the new government, which had promised not to extradite Libyan citizens.
The family of al-Megrahi has appealed to Scottish authorities to send doctors to Libya to care for him, despite the furore over his release on compassionate grounds.
After Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found, apparently close to death, at his home in Tripoli, his brother, Abdul Nasser alMegrahi, requested medical assistance from Scotland because the family no longer trusted “local doctors”.
In response, the Scottish Executive made clear that it would not be sending doctors to Tripoli.
A spokesman said: “There has been no such request, and any such request would be one for the National Transitional Council to consider, as the legitimate governing authority in Libya.’’
Megrahi has prostate cancer and pictures of him in his bed have prompted the Government to effectively abandon any attempt to press for his return to Britain. Ministers admitted that questions of whether he should be re-extradited over the killing of 270 people in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie were now largely irrelevant.
Megrahi served eight years for the bombing before being released in August 2009 on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had three months to live. His survival for more than two years, and the fall of the Gaddafi regime, have prompted calls from the United States for him to be returned to prison.
In other developments, rebel forces in Libya were preparing to seize the key town of Bani Walid, south of Tripoli, as Col Muammar Gaddafi prepared his last stand.
Saif al-Islam and Mutassim Gaddafi, two of the former dictator’s sons, were said to be leading last-ditch defences in the town, a gateway to the desert and the family’s ancestral home in the city of Sebha.
Loyalist fighters in Bani Walid and Sebha were given until last Saturday to surrender the Gaddafi strongholds or face military action from rebels.