Rebels Offer $1.67 Million US Dollars for Qaddafi Dead or Alive
Libyan rebels put a price of two million dinars ($1.67 million, 1.2 million euros) on the head of strongman Muammar Qaddafi, dead or alive, the head of the Transitional National Council said on Wednesday.
“The NTC supports the initiative of businessmen who are offering two million dinars for the capture of Muammar Qaddafi, dead or alive,” Mustafa Abdel Jalil said in Tripoli.
Also, Abdel Jalil offered amnesty to “members of (Qaddafi’s) close circle who kill him or capture him.”
Fighting raged earlier Wednesday near Qaddafi’s Bab al-Azizya compound a day after it was captured by rebels, as loyalist troops staged a fightback and the strongman boasted he went on a walkabout.
Thick smoke hung over the Bab al-Azizya complex, where rebels and Qaddafi’s forces were fighting early afternoon with light weapons, heavy machineguns, rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and mortars, an AFP reporter said. more