TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A day after Muammar Gaddafi’s son was captured by Libyan fighters, the ousted leader’s intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi was said to be surrounded nearby at a remote desert homestead and negotiating his surrender.
The arrest of the other survivor of the old regime who is wanted at The Hague for crimes against humanity would crown a momentous couple of days for a new government that is still in the process of formation, and also pose immediate tests of its authority – both over the militias and with the world powers.
TRIPOLI, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s son and
once heir apparent Saif al-Islam has been captured in the
southern Libyan desert by fighters who vowed to hold him in
their mountain town of Zintan until there was an administration
to hand him over to.
The fighters claimed his capture as gunfire and car horns
expressed jubilation across Libya at the seizure of the
British-educated 39-year-old who a year ago seemed set for a
dynastic succession to rule the oil-producing African desert
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s son and heir apparent Saif al-Islam has been detained in the southern desert, Libya’s interim justice minister and other officials said on Saturday.
They said Saif al-Islam and several bodyguards, but no other senior figures from the ousted administration, had been taken near the town of Obari by fighters based in the western mountain town of Zintan
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – With horse-trading over Libya’s new government in its intense final days, foreign travel might not seem a priority for the interim leader, but when Mustafa Abdul Jalil jetted off to Qatar this week, few were surprised.
The tiny Gulf emirate with big ambitions to parlay its oil wealth into diplomatic influence was a major supporter of Abdul Jalil’s NATO-backed rebels, providing funds, arms and troops and ensuring a gratitude from Libyans that for many, being fellow Arabs, even eclipsed thanks given to Western powers.