Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Gaddafi regime 'holds rebel talks'

A Libyan woman holds a rocket propelled grenade launcher at a weapons training session in Libya (AP)

The daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said both direct and indirect negotiations are being held between her father's authorities and Libyan rebels.

Aisha Gaddafi did not elaborate during the France-2 network interview aired on French television on Thursday night.

But she added to end the spilling of Libyan blood "we are ready to ally ourselves with the devil, with the rebel army".

During the translated interview filmed in a Tripoli hotel Aisha Gaddafi said her father remains "strong" and cannot leave the land where he is "a symbol, a guide".

Gaddafi's only daughter, in her mid-30s, held back tears when speaking of France's role in the Nato bombing campaign.

Aisha Gaddafi studied in France and said she had lost a daughter and brother in the bombings.

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