Gaddafi Offered Asylum in Niger, Burkina Faso
Libyan Army Convoy Enters Niger
A convoy of Libyan soldiers and armored vehicles (along with money allegedly taken form the Central Bank of Libya) has entered Niger. Up to 250 Gaddafi loyalists were escorted by the Niger army. Algeria, Niger and Burkina Faso have offered asylum to Muammar Gaddafi and his family, but first Gaddafi must find a way out of Libya.
Niger Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum said that Muammar Gaddafi was not in the convoy. According to the French military, Gaddafi and his son Saif, if not other members of the Gaddafi family, will likely try to head through Niger to Burkina Faso, which shares a border with Niger's more heavily-populated west.
Gaddafi still has friends in the Sahara, having thrown his weight behind the Tuareg fight for autonomy.
One thing that's on Gaddafi's side is that the NTC is not very well organized across Libya, and the hunt for Gaddafi has been riddled with false leads and bad information.