Even as the Libyan rebel forces claim capturing Gaddafi's son Saif
al-Islam, there are reports that his eldest son Mohammad Gaddafi
has surrendered. He spoke to Al Jazeera channel shortly
While talking to Al Jazeera he looks
apologetic and said it was a lack of wisdom that caused the
revolution and crisis in Libya.
"I've never been a government or
security official, however I can tell you the absence of wisdom
and foresight is what brought us to here today. Our differences
could have been solved easily," Al Jazeera quoted him as saying.
"I'm being attacked right now," he
said. "This is gunfire inside my house, they're inside my house.
There is no God but Allah - no God but Allah and Muhammad is his
As he spoke, his house was attacked
and shot at and the interview ended with the sound of gunfire.
The head of the National
Transitional Council later told Al Jazeera that Mohammed was not
"Neither Mohamed Muammar Gaddafi nor
any one of his family was harmed," Mustafa Abdel Jalil said. "He
will remain in his house, and I guarantee his safety."
There was no word on the whereabouts
of Gaddafi himself. Gaddafi has delivered a series of angry and
defiant audio messages in recent days, vowing not to surrender. In
the latest one, he acknowledged that opposition forces were moving
into Tripoli and warned the city would be turned into another
"How come you allow Tripoli, the
capital, to be under occupation once again?" he said. "The
traitors are paving the way for the occupation forces to be
deployed in Tripoli."
Earlier, the rebel leadership said
that Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, had been arrested in a tourist
village in western Tripoli.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor
of the International Criminal Court, confirmed Saif al-Islam had
been detained and said the ICC would speak to the rebel National
Transitional Council about his transfer to The Hague where the
court is based.
Saif al-Islam, his father and
Libya's intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, were indicted
earlier this year for allegedly ordering, planning and
participating in illegal attacks on civilians in the early days of
the violent crackdown on anti-regime protesters.
Earlier, Euphoric Libyan rebels had
moved into the centre of the capital, Tripoli, as Muammar
Gaddafi's defenders melted away and thousands of jubilant
civilians rushed out of their homes to cheer the long convoys of
pickup trucks packed with fighters shooting in the air.
The rebels' surprising and speedy
leap forward, after six months of largely deadlocked civil war,
was packed into just a few dramatic hours. By nightfall on Sunday,
they had advanced more than 32km to Tripoli.