Libya’s ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has called on Libyans to come on to the streets “in their millions” to resist the nation’s interim leaders.
In an audio message broadcast on Syrian-based Arrai television, he says conditions in Libya have become “unbearable”.
The message comes as heavy fighting continues between anti-Gaddafi forces and loyalists for the city of Sirte.
The whereabouts of Col Gaddafi remain unknown.
Col Gaddafi and his spokesman have regularly used Arrai as a means of getting his message across since he was forced from the capital, Tripoli, by forces of the National Transitional Council (NTC) on 23 August.
Col Gaddafi’s last speech on Arrai was on 20 September.
It was unclear when Thursday’s poor quality broadcast was recorded, but in it he says: “I call on the Libyan people, men and women, to go out into the squares and the streets in all the cities in their millions.
“Go peacefully… be courageous, rise up, go to the streets, raise our green flags to the skies.