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Gaddafi’s Son: I Haven’t Seen My Father in Months

This does not sound like the best family reunion. Saadi Gaddafi, Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s son, told CNN via a phone conversation that he had not heard from his father or his brother, Saif al-Islam, in two months. Saadi said he is not necessarily on his father or brother’s side in the civil war—calling himself neutral—and he is “ready to negotiate a cease-fire.” Saadi said cease-fire negotiations had broken down a few days ago after his brother Saif al-Islam’s “aggressive” radio broadcast had caused the talks to break down. Asked of his location, Saadi only said he is a “little bit outside” of the Gaddafi stronghold Bani Walid but he is moving around. Rebel forces surrounded Bani Walid earlier Sunday, while the rebels extended the deadline for the Gaddafi’s forces to surrender until Sept. 10.