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Gaddafi tells NATO: "I live in a place where you can't get me"

In an audio recording that was broadcast on Libyan state TV, the embattled leader taunted his opponents and said he lived in the hearts of millions.

Gaddafi in a television appearance on Libyan state TV on Wednesday.
Gaddafi in a television appearance on Libyan state TV on Wednesday.
Image: AP Photo / Libyan TV via APTN

LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMMAR Gaddafi has said in an audio recording that he is alive after NATO attacks and “in a place where you can’t get me.”

Gaddafi appeared on state TV but has not previously been heard speaking since a NATO attack on a Tripoli residence two weeks ago, which officials said left his son and three grandchildren killed.

He taunted his opponents in Friday’s recording, saying he received many calls of concern following a NATO attack on Bab al-Aziziya, his compound in Tripoli.

NATO says it hit on a command and control bunker complex but Gaddafi  said:

I tell the coward crusaders. I live in a place where you can’t get to me. I live in the hearts of millions.

Earlier government spokesperson said that Gaddafi was “in very good health” and added that the NATO attack on the command and control bunker had killed 11 Muslim clerics and injured 50 people.

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- additional reporting from AP

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