Gaddafi's Son Seif Al-Islam Arrested by Libyan Rebels - Report

World | October 20, 2011, Thursday // 19:40|  views

A file picture dated 24 July 2008 of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, speaking during a gathering in Tripoli, Libya. EPA/BGNES

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, a key son of Libya's toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been arrested by the rebel forces, according to reports.

Gaddafi's son was caught Thursday night after his convoy was encircled and attacked by rebel detachments, Al Jazeera reported.

Shortly after Sirte was overwhelmed by the rebel forces, and Muammar Gaddafi was captured and died of his wounds earlier on Thursday, Seif al-Islam was believed to still be at large in the southern Libya desert, a Transitional National Council member has told al-Jazeera.

Reports cited by the BBC Thursday night, however, say that Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, said to be fleeing Sirte in a convoy, has been encircled and is under attack.

Saif al-Islam was last known to have been in the area of Bani Walid and was believed to be "in the desert" around the town, Abdelmajid Saif al-Nasr, a TNC official, has told the Qatar-based TV channel.

Saif al-Islam is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, He had been his father's likely choice to succeed him as Libya's leader.

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