Gadhafi's wife, 3 of his kids cross into Algeria, foreign ministry says
Moammar Gadhafi's wide, Safia, pictured in 2003, arrived in Algeria on Monday with three of her children, Algeria says.
August 29th, 2011
01:26 PM ET

Gadhafi's wife, 3 of his kids cross into Algeria, foreign ministry says

The wife and three children of Moammar Gadhafi are in Algeria, that nation's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

His wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and two of his sons, Hannibal and Mohamed, came to Algeria via the Libyan border.

U.N. and National Transitional Council officials were informed of the development, the ministry said.

Aisha, a former U.N. goodwill ambassador who has kept a low profile during Libya's violent uprising, is due to give birth in early September, sources close to her family said.

Read CNN's full coverage of Gadhafi's family arriving in Algeria
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  1. amidu

    if algeria prez allow them that means he tolante gaddafi action he should send them back.

    August 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The U.N. had previously asked which country would take Gadhafi into exile so it appears the African state of Algeria has agreed to take him, they too are a member of the Arab League as well as the U.N. They are also a member of OPEC due to their oil supply, got the picture.

    August 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    A regime in its death throes.
    Arabs are rising , be it N. Africa or Middle East. The shifting sands would have a profound effect on policies around the world.
    No more the despots we could manipulate to toe our line , treading over the aspirations of their people. If our political leadership doesn't grasp the far reaching implications and perk up the foresight & will to stand on the right side of history now, we would forever concede the advantage to other powers.
    We cannot just dictate now we shall have to listen too.

    August 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sad American

    We made a real mistake here. Another state falls to the extermist is not a reason to celebrate. Wake up people before Obama gives away the store. What a fool.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • The TRUTH

      Right ON!!!!!!!

      August 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ABQ_Girl

      How the heck is this America's fault? Or even Obama's fault. Give me a break!! The people of Lybia decided this was the future they wanted and made it happen. Yes, the UN helped, but I think we had to. Who wants to sit back and watch a pycho kill his own people because they don't agree with him and want freedom.

      August 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peparcheo

    This doesn't say much for Algeria. They should not let them in! Especially his sons!!!

    August 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fabrizio

    I've no problem with Gadhafi's relatives in Algeria but i wonder: how many millions (or billions) dollars stolen to the Libyans are they bringing with them? For sure we will not see Safia going to be an house maid in order to earn her right to eat something. She (and all the other parents) will finish their life in extreme luxury as nothing happened. All of them where active part of the regime and should be hard punished for that.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kim

    After reading and watching how Gadhafi's wife cruelly starved and critically burned their nanny repeatedly, I can only hope that his wife suffers the same fate at someone else's hands who is as devoid of basic human decency as she is.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      @Kim, actually it was Ghadafi's son's wife who did that, not Ghadafi's wife. It was the wife of his son Hannibal (who is also listed in this story) who tortured the nanny. I would not be surprised if other stories of horror came out of this, but at least we should lay the blame and any attendant punishments on the correct people.

      August 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hammy


    August 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. marlk

    Hunt them down and kill them like dogs. God bless America.

    August 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    @ ABQ_Girl

    Right on mark. Its the people who are rising. Now what form of governance emerges over time , remains to be seen. None of our business. The days when we could dictate to despots are slipping by.
    Those who blame President Obama for the winds of change blowing in Arab lands are so misguided.
    We wanted till the very last moment to keep Mubarak propped up in Egypt, M/s MacCain & Lieberman ( the perennial idiots) were pushing to support him. But when they saw the tidal wave of peoples'will, they quickly swallowed hard & kept put.

    August 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    You must be pretty desperate to flee INTO Algeria.

    August 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Donald Everson

    run like the yellow belly cowards you are. love it. he is under a rock somewhere more then likely

    August 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mark

    Kill any leader of an Arab nation who was placed in power by foreigners. Mubarek. (check) Gadhafi (check) Karzai (next)

    August 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gadhafi and Saddam

    They found Saddam in a hole in the ground where the official story said he had been hiding in for weeks or even months. A simple examination of the roots growing out of the dirt walls showed that the hole had been dug less than a week prior. Why must they insult our intelligence when the catch a bad guy? How insulting will Gadhafi's capture and dragging him to justice be? Worse than OBL's?

    August 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Don_J, are they or will they be put under arrest and sent back to Libya?

    August 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
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