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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mohammed Al-Rajali
In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi warned Thursday that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle, a show of defiance hours after rebels extended a deadline for the surrender of the fugitive leader's hometown.
The Libyan government on Friday denied rebel reports that Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son was killed in a NATO airstrike on a front-line town in western Libya.
"We want to save our fighters and not lose a single one in battles with Gadhafi's forces," said Mohammed al-Rajali, a spokesman for the rebel leadership in the eastern city of Benghazi. "In the end, we will get Sirte, even if we have to cut water and electricity"
He said Col. Gadhafi's forces fled westward, likely to join regime forces in Sirte, the headquarters of Col. Gadhafi's tribe and his last major bastion of support.