Deposed Gaddafi makes defiant statement on TV

Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:19am GMT
 

CAIRO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi said the system of rule he set up was based on the people's will and could not be removed, speaking in a recorded message broadcast on Tuesday.

In the audio message carried by Syrian-based Arrai television, he also said NATO's planes would not be able to continue their operations in Libya.

"The political system in Libya is a system based on the power of the people ... and it is impossible that this system be removed," he said. "The bombs of NATO planes will not last." (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh and Omar Fahmy; Writing by Edmund Blair)

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