UK cannot verify report of death of Gaddafi's son

LONDON Sun May 1, 2011 6:14am EDT

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain cannot confirm reports that a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in a NATO air strike, junior Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt said on Sunday. "We've no verification of that at the moment. These are still unconfirmed reports. I'm afraid we don't know one way or the other," Burt told Sky News when asked about a Libyan government statement that a NATO air strike in Tripoli had killed Gaddafi's youngest son and three grandchildren.

Burt said command and control centers were "often placed in civilian areas by forces overseas."

(Reporting by Olesya Dmitracova; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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