Gaddafi`s son Saif al-Islam held: Report

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi`s second son Saif al-Islam was captured on Friday in Libya`s Zeltin city.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2011, 00:38 AM IST

Cairo: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi`s second son Saif al-Islam was captured on Friday in Libya`s Zeltin city, 160 km east of the Libyan capital, Egypt`s Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

A field commander of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) told Al-Arabiya satellite channel over phone that Saif al-Islam had been captured in the south of the city and was now receiving medical treatment, Xinhua quoted the report as saying on Friday evening.
Photos and a video of his detention will be made public within hours, said commander Ali el-Shawesh.

Shawesh, however, refused to reveal the gravity of Seif al-Islam`s injuries.

The report coul not be immediately confirmed by officials of Libya`s National Transitional Council.

Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, died Thursday after his hometown Sirte fell to the National Transitional Council fighters.

Saif al-Islam has been on the run since NTC forces took full control of Gaddafi`s hometown Sirte on Thursday.

IANS