TRIPOLI, Libya – Taunting NATO, Muammar al-Qaddafi said Friday that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and "in a place where you can't get me." The defiant audio recording was broadcast after the Libyan government accused NATO of killing 11 Muslim clerics with an airstrike on a disputed eastern oil town.
Qaddafi had appeared on state TV but not been heard speaking since a NATO attack on his Tripoli compound two weeks ago, which officials said killed one of his sons and three grandchildren. In a brief recording played Friday on Libyan TV, Qaddafi said he wanted to assure Libyans concerned about a strike this week on his compound in Tripoli.
"I tell the coward crusaders -- I live in a place where you can't get to me," he said. "I live in the hearts of millions."
He referred to a NATO airstrike on Thursday that targeted his Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, claiming it had killed "three innocent journalist-civilians."
Reporters on Thursday were shown the airstrike damage by Libyan officials, including one who said Qaddafi and his family had moved away from the compound some time ago. One missile appeared to have targeted some sort of underground bunker at the compound -- a sprawling complex of buildings surrounded by towering concrete blast walls
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