Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gaddafi Family Jet Denied Lebanon Landing

Lebanon has refused to grant landing permission to a private plane belonging to one of the sons of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The plane was transporting the Lebanese wife of Hannibal Gaddafi to her home country as pro-democracy protesters take control of nearly most parts of Libya. Several members of Libya's ruling family were also onboard the plane.

"The Beirut airport overnight Sunday to Monday received a request from Libyan authorities to allow a plane belonging to the Gaddafi family and transporting Aline Skaff, the wife of Hannibal Gaddafi, as well as other passengers to land," the official said Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

"Lebanon rejected the request," the officials said without providing further details.'


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