Gaddafi's son nearing Niger border

A high-ranking Tuareg official in Niger has said that Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, is making his way toward the country.

Saif al-Islam, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, appears to taking the same route his brother al-Saadi Gaddafi used in September to flee Libya.

Rissa ag Boula is a former Tuareg rebel leader who is now a member of the regional municipal council in Agadez. He said on Tuesday that the latest Gaddafi son headed for Niger is being ferried by ethnic Tuaregs, who were among Gaddafi's strongest supporters.

Niger's government has said that members of the Gaddafi regime seeking refuge in the West African nation will not be turned back to Libya without guarantees for their safety.

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