Libya leader Colonel Gaddafi's son vows to fight rebels

Last updated at 06:18
The son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, greets supporters in the capital TripoliReuters

The son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has vowed to fight the rebels that want to overthrow his father.

Anti-government rebels stormed the capital city Tripoli on Sunday and claimed they had captured Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.

But he turned up at a hotel early on Tuesday morning, telling journalists: "We have broken the backbone of the rebels."

He added that his dad was safe and the rebels had fallen into "a trap".

There is confusion over the situation in Tripoli - both the government and rebels are saying they have control.

It's not clear whether Saif al-Islam Gaddafi escaped from capture, or was never captured in the first place.

He'd been seen as the person most likely to take over the leadership of the country from his father.