Qaddafi 'Seriously Considering' Fleeing Tripoli

Though not imminent, the Libyan leader is considering a more secure location

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Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi's time in Tripoli may be fleeting. The Wall Street Journal reports: "New U.S. intelligence shows Col. Moammar Gadhafi is 'seriously considering' fleeing Tripoli for a more secure location outside the capital, according to U.S. officials, raising the prospect that the Libyan leader's hold on power is increasingly fragile." The news comes after three months of NATO strikes, and stepped-up attacks which are now authorized to personally target Qaddafi. Nothing is imminent, The Journal is quick to point out: "The timing behind any possible move isn't known and doesn't appear to be imminent, a U.S. official said. Such intelligence has been seen before, although with less intensity. U.S. intelligence agencies have seen no indications that Col. Gadhafi intends to leave the country, the officials said."

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