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.

• The latest updates on Muammar Qaddafiand developments in Libya's war

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.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK