Saif al-Islam, ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son and heir apparent, has been detained in the southern city of Obari, officials announced Saturday. The 39-year-old was with bodyguards and reportedly not injured.
REUTERS - Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has been captured, scared and with just a few thousand dollars, in the Libyan desert by fighters who vowed to hold him in the mountain town of Zintan until there was a government to hand him over to.
Saif al-Islam: from heir apparent to fugitive
France 24's James Andre reports on Saif al-Islam's arrest from Libya
In pictures: Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam captured
Dressed in a long brown robe and a turban, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, identified himself as “Abdelsalam” (a name that means ‘servant of peace’) at the time of his capture. (Photo: AFP)
After his arrest, Saif al-Islam was transported by plane to the western mountain town of Zintan, a former anti-Gaddafi stronghold just south of the capital Tripoli. (Photo: AFP)
Crowds of people swarm around the plane that carried Saif al-Islam after it lands. (Photo: AFP)
Gaddafi’s son and one-time heir apparent was reportedly in good health after his capture, saying that his bandaged hand had been wounded the month before during a NATO air strike. His fate now lies in the hands of Libya’s interim government. (Photo: AFP)
Throngs of people hit the streets in Libyan cities such as Tripoli and Benghazi to celebrate the news of Saif al-Islam’s apprehension. (Photo: AFP)
Date created : 2011-11-19