Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Libyan rebels claimed control of several key areas Sunday, including a city near Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown, but the man who led Libya for 42 years remained elusive.
Meanwhile, one of Gadhafi’s sons told CNN he wanted to negotiate with the rebels, and seemed prepared to cut loose his father and the son once assumed to be his heir.
“If (the rebels) agree to cooperate to save the country together (without my father and Saif) then it will be easy and fast. I promise!” Saadi Gadhafi wrote to CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson, referring to Moammar and Saif al-Islam Gadhafi.
The rebels cannot “build a new country without having us in the table,” Gadhafi told Robertson by e-mail, predicting that the rebels would break into two camps, “Islamists and others,” allowing the Gadhafi regime “to choose who we will support so we will come back any way.”