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Moammar Gadhafi‘s son Seif 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 Saturday
Bashir Tlayeb of the Zintan brigades said that Seif Islam was caught in the desert town of Obari, near the southern city of Sabha about 400 miles south of Tripoli.
He didn’t elaborate on how Seif 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.
Tlayeb said that it would be up to 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 Islam is the last of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons to remain unaccounted for.
Born in 1972, Seif 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, Moammar Gadhafi, 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.