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Gadhafi says he is in Tripoli, not Venezuela

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Gadhafi appears on Libyan TV
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I want to have some rest," the embattled leader tells a reporter
  • "Don't believe those dogs in the media"
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  • Moammar Gadhafi
  • Libya

(CNN) -- Moammar Gadhafi emerged Tuesday morning on state-run television in a 40-second appearance to say that he is not in Venezuela as rumored, but in Tripoli.

"I want to have some rest," the embattled Libyan leader told a reporter in front of what Libyan television said was his house as he pulled out an umbrella in the rain. "Because I was talking to the young man at Green Square, and I want to stay the night with them but then it started raining. I want to show them that I am in Tripoli, not in Venezuela. Don't believe those dogs in the media."

Green Square is where pro-government demonstrators have been located.

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