Gaddafi says will stay in Tripoli "until the end"

TUNIS Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:54pm EDT

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said Sunday he will stay in Tripoli "until the end" and called on his supporters around the country to help liberate the capital from a rebel offensive.

He said in an audio message played over state television he was "afraid that Tripoli will burn" and he said he would provide weapons to supporters to fight off the rebels.

(Writing by Richard Valdmanis)

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Pete2012 wrote:
Typical Ghaddafi. Putting his interests before those of the Libyan citizens. Well, if he really DOES decide to stay and to extend the bloodshed, he won’t be alive for long. History tells us that, it’s also the best way to ensure that his supporters get ‘purged’.

In all probability, one of his ‘supporters’ will probabl;y kill him.

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