By Ria Novosti
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned on Friday of attacks in Europe unless NATO stops its airstrikes against his army and key facilities.
Gaddafi said Libyans loyal to him could “take this battle… to Europe, to target your homes, offices, families, which would become legitimate military targets, like you have targeted our homes.”
The Libyan leader – wanted by the International Criminal Court for violence against civilians during an uprising against him – made the statement in an audio recording played to thousands of his supporters in the main square of the capital, Tripoli.
“If we decide to, we are able to move to Europe like locusts, like bees. We advise you to retreat before you are dealt a disaster,” he went on.
Friday’s was one of the largest pro-government rallies in recent weeks.
He also called on his supporters to “march on the western mountains” to remove weapons recently delivered by the French to the rebels based there.