CAIRO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif
al-Islam, promised on Wednesday continued resistance to Libyan
forces which ousted his father from Tripoli, and urged Libyans
to wage a war of attrition against the National Transitional
Council and its NATO backers.
In a statement broadcast on the Syrian-owned al-Rai
satellite TV channel, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi said he was speaking
from a suburb of the Libyan capital and vowed to "liberate the
Green Square" in Tripoli from the NTC forces.
"We assure people we are here, ready and in good shape.
Resistance is continuing and victory is near," he said, adding
that 20,000 armed youths were ready for the NTC forces
surrounding his father's hometown of Sirte.
His comments contrasted with those from another Gaddafi son,
Saadi, who told al-Arabiya TV he had contacted the NTC commander
in Tripoli with authorisation from his father as part of efforts
to stop the bloodshed in Libya.
(Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by David Stamp)
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