Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Obari while trying to cross from Libya to Niger

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Muammar and one of the key figures left alive from the old regime, has been captured. He was reportedly attempting to flee Libya by crossing into Niger when he was caught.

It was reported last month that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was attempting to negotiate a deal whereby he would be taken safely from Libya to the Netherlands. For whatever reason, this deal apparently did not come off. Having seen what happened to his father, Saif al-Islam was understandably said to be concerned about being captured by the new Libyan government.

Saif al-Islam was captured near Obari and taken to the mountain town of Zintan. The Libyan government will likely be aware that the eyes of the world will be upon them, to see if they treat Saif al-Islam fairly. Meanwhile, of former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussior, who was believed to be with Saif al-Islam at one point, there is no news.

About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.

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