Gadhafi's Daughter Has Baby in Algeria

Meanwhile, rebels give Gadhafi forces 4 days to give up the fight
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2011 9:05 AM CDT
Gadhafi's Daughter Has Baby in Algeria
In this Thursday, April 28, 2005 file photo, Aisha Gadhafi, the daughter of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, looks on before making a speech on the achievement of Libyan women in Cairo.   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

(Newser) – When Aisha Gadhafi entered Algeria, it turns out she went straight to the hospital. The AFP reports that she today gave birth to a daughter, and that Algeria is now citing "strictly humanitarian reasons" for allowing her, along with her mother and siblings, into the country. An Algerian paper reports that the child has been named Safia, after Aisha's mother, and notes that the family is currently under guard in a home in the desert. The rebels, however, are having none of it.

Reuters reports that they have given Gadhafi's men four days to give up the towns they're occupying, or face retaliation. "By Saturday, if there are no peaceful indications for implementing this we will decide this manner militarily. We do not wish to do so but we cannot wait longer," said the head of the TNC. As for Algeria, "we consider this an act of aggression," says a TNC rep. "Saving Gadhafi's family is not an act we welcome and understand." (Read more Safia Gadhafi stories.)

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