You never know what the Muammar Qaddafi rumor mill is going to produce. Today, Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told reporters in Tuscany that he'd learned from Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the Catholic bishop in Tripoli, that "Qaddafi was most probably outside Tripoli and probably even wounded" by NATO airstrikes targeting his compound, adding that he tends to "give credence to the comment of the bishop." Frattini said that international pressure has "likely" motivated Qaddafi to "seek refuge in a safe place" outside of Tripoli since, after all, "Libya is a big country, with desert areas." You'll notice that Frattini used the words "probably" and "likely" a lot, and even he admitted that Italy has "no hard information on the current fate of Qaddafi."
Still, Reuters explains that Archbishop Martinelli, who's been highly critical of Western airstrikes, might indeed have some inside intelligence. He is in touch with Qaddafi's inner circle and even joined a Muslim cleric in blessing the bodies of Qaddafi's youngest son and three grandchildren when they were killed by a NATO assault in late April. Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim, however, dismissed Frattini's contention as "nonsense" and claimed that Qaddafi is "in good spirits. He is leading the country day by day. He hasn't been harmed at all."