Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Libyan convoys pass through Niger: Are Gaddafi's armies reforming in other countries for a counter attack?



Two Libyan convoys have passed through Niger this week, officials there said Tuesday -- fueling renewed speculation about the whereabouts of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

One convoy was on its way Tuesday to Niger's capital, Niamey, said a Nigerien military captain.

Another convoy reached Niamey a day earlier, a Nigerien Interior Ministry official said. That convoy included six high-ranking Libyan officials close to Gadhafi, including Gen. Mansour Daw, the source said. Daw is said to be the head of the Revolutionary Guard and is responsible for the security of Gadhafi and his family.

The sources did not want to be identified because neither is authorized to speak to the media.

Abdallah Kenshil, chief negotiator for Libya's National Transitional Council, said Tuesday a convoy left the pro-Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid three days ago. more