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Gaddafi's firestarting daughter is thrown out of safe-house

WHEN the daughter of a deposed dictator was forced to flee her home, she had no problem in finding a safe retreat.

But Aisha Gaddafi proved too hot to handle for those who welcomed her in – she has been thrown out of her Algerian safe-house for repeatedly setting it on fire.

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's 37-year-old daughter has an arrest warrant against her after she fled Libya when her father was deposed and then killed two years ago.

The western-educated lawyer arrived in Algeria with other family members after her husband – an army general – was killed in the bombing raids that destroyed Gaddafi's regime.

Algeria's ambassador to Libya confirmed last month that the dictator's widow and three of his children, including Aisha, had left Algeria "a long time ago", without giving further details. It has now emerged that Algerian authorities lost patience with Ms Gaddafi, a one-time UN goodwill ambassador, after she kept vandalising furniture and attacking guards out of rage over her father's fate.

"She ended up blaming Algeria for many of her problems," said a source.

The last straw was when the bleach blonde, nicknamed the "Claudia Schiffer of North Africa", destroyed a portrait of Abdulaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian president, a local newspaper reported.

For this sign of disrespect she was kicked out of the country, eventually finding asylum in Oman, Britain's Gulf ally. Aisha, Gaddafi's widow Safiya and her sons Muhammad and Hannibal, as well as their children, have all been living there since October 2012. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent