Friday, August 5, 2011
Libyan rebels have claimed that Col. Qadhafi's son Khamis, commander of the elite 32nd Brigade, was killed in a NATO airstrike on a command center in Zlitan; but the Libyan government has denied the story, saying it is propaganda aimed at covering up the bombing of a civilian area. NATO has not made the claim itself, however. Another account here. Loss of Khamis would be a major setback for the regime if it were to prove true, but the quick denial suggests the claim was premature.