Gaddafi's intelligence chief 'cornered as he hid at his sister's house'
The deposed Libyan regime's intelligence chief was reported to have been found yesterday, just 24 hours after the capture of Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif. Abdullah al-Senussi was said to be negotiating his surrender after being surrounded by Libyan forces.
There were conflicting accounts about the fate of Senussi who, like Saif al-Islam faces an international warrant for war crimes. A spokesman for the National Transitional Council (NTC) claimed that he had been arrested, while a revolutionary commander stated that talks were continuing after the spy chief was located at his sister's house in the southern town of Birak. A group of fighters' in Sabha, one of the last regime strongholds to fall, maintained that Senussi had fled to the property after breaking cover after news broke that Saif al-Islam being held.
General Ahmed al-Hamdouni, the military commander in the southern province of Fezzan, said: "We do not want unnecessary bloodshed - that is why we are giving him [Senussi] the opportunity to surrender. He will face justice, he will not be killed."
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"Gaddafi's intelligence chief 'cornered as he hid at his sister's house'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 03/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gaddafi-s-intelligence-chief-cornered-as-he-hid-at-his-sister-s-house-