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Qaddafi family members flee to Algeria. Libya's interim leaders want them back.

Muammar Qaddafi's whereabouts remain a mystery, but some of his family is now in Algeria.

By Staff writer / August 29, 2011



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Muammar Qaddafi's wife, three of his children, and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria today, CNN reports. They were allowed into the country on "humanitarian grounds." According to the Algerian diplomat to the United Nations, Mourad Benmehidi, none of the family members allowed into the country are on the UN's sanction list.

Mr. Benmedidi said Algerian officials did not know whether Muammar Qaddafi himself would attempt to flee to Algeria. He has not been seen for weeks, but the Obama administration said today they have no reason to believe he has left Libya.

Reuters reports that the National Transitional Council (NTC), Libya's interim government, considers Algeria's decision to allow the Qaddafis into the country an "act of aggression" and will request their extradition back to Libya.

Algeria is the only neighbor that has not yet recognized the TNC as Libya's legitimate government.

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