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Gadhafi son Seif al-Islam seized in southern Libya
Justice minister confirms Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam captured in southern Libya
By The Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) ' Libya's acting justice minister has confirmed that Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam was captured in southern Libya.

Mohammed al-Alagi told The Associated Press that Seif al-Islam was detained Friday night by revolutionary forces from the mountain town of Zintan and would be transported to Tripoli soon.

Al-Alagi said Saturday that the arrest occurred about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of the southern town of Obari. He says Seif al-Islam was traveling in a convoy of cars with a group of aides and taken to Zintan. Al-Alagi says Seif al-Islam will be transported to Tripoli soon.



THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) ' Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam was captured in a southern Libyan city along with two of his aides who were trying to smuggle him out of the country, a militia commander said on Saturday.

Bashir al-Tlayeb of the Zintan brigades said that Seif al-Islam was caught in the desert town of Obari, near the southern city of Sabha about 400 miles (650 kilometers) south of Tripoli.

He didn't elaborate on how Seif al-Islam was captured, but said that he was brought to the city of Zintan, the home of one of the largest revolutionary brigades in Libya.

Al-Tlayeb said that it would be up to the Libya's ruling National Transitional Council to decide on where the former Libyan leader would be tried.

He also said that there was still no information about wanted former intelligence director Abdullah Senoussi or where he is located.

Seif al-Islam is the last of Moammar Gadhafi's sons to remain unaccounted for.

Born in 1972, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi is the oldest of seven children of Moammar and Safiya Gadhafi.

He drew Western favor in previous years by touting himself as a liberalizing reformer but then staunchly backed his father in his brutal crackdown on rebels in the regime's final days.

Seif had gone underground after Tripoli fell to revolutionary forces.

The International Criminal Court had earlier said that it was in indirect negotiations with a son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi about his possible surrender for trial.


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