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February 22, 2011 11:40 am

“I am in Tripoli, Not Venezuela!”

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Libyan leader Muammar Al-Gaddafi. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert

BBC – Libya’s leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, has dismissed reports that he had fled amid the unrest sweeping the country, calling foreign news channels “dogs”.

Speaking to state TV from outside a ruined building, he said: “I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela,” after rumours that he had flown to Caracas.

Col Gaddafi’s statement came after security forces and protesters clashed in the capital for a second night.

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