11 Feb 2012

Gaddafi son threatens to lead uprising

11:10 am on 11 February 2012

One of the sons of former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has threatened to lead an uprising against the north African country's transitional authorities.

Saadi Gaddafi made the comment while speaking in a television interview in Niger where he fled last year after his father was overthrown and later killed.

Colonel Gaddafi's playboy son told the Al Arabiya television network he had many supporters still, even inside the Transitional Council which now governs Libya.

The BBC reports the new Libyan authorities are worried about possible actions by Gaddafi loyalists and Saadi Gaddafi probably has plenty of money and weapons.