Tripoli, Sept 12: Fugitive Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has accused revolutionary forces of handing over his country to colonialism, and insisted that they will not allow themselves be ruled after having ruled the country for decades.
Gaddafi vowed to press ahead with his resistance in a message, which was issued hours after his loyalist fighters twin attacked a key oil facility, the Scotsman reports.
“We will not be ruled after we were the masters,” the brief statement attributed to Gaddafi read out on Syria’s Al-Rai TV by its owner, Mishan al-Jabouri, a former Iraqi MP who is a Gaddafi supporter, said.
The message described the opposition forces as “traitors” who are willing to turn over Libya’s oil riches to foreign interests.
“We will not hand Libya to colonialism, once again, as the traitors want,” said the statement, which also contained a pledge to fight against the “coup”.
Gaddafi’s whereabouts are currently not known, but his followers claim he is still in Libya. Some of his family members have fled to neighbouring Niger, most recently his son, al-Saadi. (ANI)