Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi survived a NATO air strike on a Tripoli house that killed his youngest son and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said on Sunday. Meanwhile, a British official said his government couldn’t confirm reports that the Libyan leader’s son, Saif al-Arab Gadhafi, 29, was killed in the strike.
“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,” junior Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt told Sky News when asked about a Libyan government statement that the air strike had killed Gadhafi’s relatives. Burt said command and control centers were “often placed in civilian areas by forces overseas.”