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Qaddafi Son Says Family Controls Most of Libya, Won’t Leave

Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Qaddafi denied that his family was losing control of vast swathes of Libya, blaming Al Jazeera television for spreading “lies” that make the rebellion look larger than it is.

Most of the country is calm and under the regime’s control, with the exception of the cities of Misrata and al-Zawiyaa in the west and Beyda and Derna near Benghazi in the east, Saif al-Islam said in an interview taped early today in Tripoli with CNN-Turk television.