Gaddafi’s Influential Son Saif Al Islam Is Freed After Extra Than A Decade In Detention – ProTimely
The captors of Saif al-Islam, son and one-time inheritor obvious of Libya’s late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, say they’ve launched him after greater than 5 years in detention.
An announcement by the captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, stated Saif al-Islam was launched on Friday, however gave no particulars on his whereabouts.
Battalion officers at Zintan, a city south of the capital Tripoli, confirmed his launch.
Once more, they declined to present additional particulars.
Gaddafi’s son was captured by the battalion’s fighters late in 2011, the yr when a well-liked rebellion toppled Gaddafi after greater than 40 years in energy.
He was later killed.
The rebellion later grew to become a civil conflict by which Saif al-Islam led Gaddafi’s loyalist forces in opposition to the rebels.
Saif al-Islam, whose identify means sword of Islam, was arrested by an armed group and held of their northern hilltop stronghold of Zintan southwest of Tripoli.
Since then he has been in a authorized tug-of-war between the Worldwide Prison Court docket and the Libyan authorities.