Libya TV Claims Gadhafi Son Not Dead

Libyan TV airs footage of Khamis Gadhafi yesterday
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2011 10:39 AM CDT
Libya TV Claims Gadhafi Son Not Dead
This video image broadcast Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 today purports to shows Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son, Khamis Gadhafi, visiting a man in a hospital in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/LIbyan TV)

Perhaps Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son is not dead after all, as was reported last Friday. Libyan state television broadcast footage of a man it says is Khamis Gadhafi visiting wounded people in a hospital east of Tripoli—and it claims it was filmed yesterday, reports al-Jazeera, which notes the man in the video did indeed bear a "striking resemblance" to the younger Gadhafi.

The network says the hospital patients in the video were injured in a NATO strike yesterday. The Libyan government claims 85 civilians were killed in the attack; NATO says it hit a military target. "They bombed the house," says the man-who-could-be-Khamis in the video, talking to an injured woman. "You mean you did not expect to be bombed?" (Read more al-Jazeera stories.)

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