Algeria: Gadhafis allowed humanitarian entry

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Posted: Aug 30, 2011 4:24 PM

Algeria says it allowed Moammar Gadhafi's wife and family members to enter the country for "humanitarian considerations."

Algeria's U.N. Ambassador Mourad Benmehidi said in a letter to the Security Council obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that at 8:45 a.m. local time Monday two vehicles, a bus and a Mercedes entered Algerian territory from Libya carrying Safiya Gadhafi, her daughter Aisha, sons Hannibal and Mohammed, and their children.

Benmehidi said one child "was born the same day at the border without medical assistance."

Algeria's Health Ministry said that Aisha Gadhafi gave birth to a girl on Tuesday, but Benhmehidi said the baby was born Monday.

Libya's rebels have demanded that Algeria return Gadhafi's wife and family members.