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Report: Muammar Qaddafi's Son Killed by NATO Strike

10:27 AM, May 1, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Wall Street Journal reports: 

TRIPOLI, Libya—A missile fired by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization struck a house where Col. Moammar Gadhafi was staying, missing the Libyan leader but killing his youngest son and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said Sunday.

Col. Gadhafi and his wife were in the home of their 29-year-old son, Saif al-Arab Gadhafi, Saturday when the missile crashed through the one-story house in a Tripoli residential neighborhood, according to the spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim.

The young Mr. Gadhafi, who was reported killed, was the seventh son of the Libyan leader....

The attack could mark a volatile turning point in Col. Gadhafi's 10-week-old battle against an armed popular uprising based in eastern Libya and the NATO bombing campaign that began in March. His regime is expected to use his son's death to rally Libyans against foreign intervention in the conflict. His Libyan foes, based mainly in eastern Libya, hope the threat of similar NATO strikes will erode support for the leader within his inner circle.

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