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In this photo taken on a government-organized tour men stand inside the rubble of the law school building in Zliten, Libya, Thursday. In recent weeks Libya's rebels have been slowly advancing on Zliten aided by NATO airstrikes. (AP)
In this photo taken on a government-organized tour men stand inside the rubble of the law school building in Zliten, Libya, Thursday. In recent weeks Libya's rebels have been slowly advancing on Zliten aided by NATO airstrikes. (AP)

A Libyan rebel spokesman said today that Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son was killed in a NATO air strike on the western town of Zlitan.

According to the rebel reports, Khamis Gadhafi was among 33 government troops killed early this morning.

But the Libyan government is denying this.

The BBC's James Reynolds was in Zlitan yesterday and says "government forces appear to be in control" of this key city, which the rebels really need to take control of if they hope to assault Gadhafi's stronghold of Tripoli.

Guest:

  • James Reynolds, BBC correspondent in Tripoli

This segment aired on August 5, 2011.

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