15 Jul '11, 9am

Gaddafi has devised a suicide plan to "blow up Tripoli" if all else fails, sources say

Col Muammar Gaddafi has devised a suicidal last ditch plan to blow up Tripoli if the capital falls as the dictator demands that his troops destroys territory they cannot hold. Mikhail Margelov, the Kremlin's special representative for Africa, said Libya's prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi had revealed the plan. "The Libyan premier told me: if the rebels seize the city, we will cover it with missiles and blow it up," said Mr Margelov who was in Libya last month for talks with both the government and the rebels. "I imagine that the Gaddafi regime does have such a suicidal plan," he added. Lt Gen Charles Bouchard, Nato's top commander of Libya operations, said that the Gaddafi regime had ordered his troops to destroy infrastructure and facilities as they retreated. "I can report that the Gaddafi regime has given direction to its forces to destroy certain facilities as they w...

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