Gaddafi’s son freed after Lebanon kidnapping

(From AP)

One of the sons of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information about the fate of a Shia cleric who went missing in Libya decades ago.

Hannibal Gaddafi

Hannibal Gaddafi

Hannibal Gaddafi appeared in a video aired late on Friday on local al-Jadeed TV saying anyone with information about Imam Musa al-Sadr should come forward.

Gaddafi appeared to have been beaten up and had black eyes but said in the video he was “in good health, happy and relaxed.”

Later on Friday, a senior security official said police collected Gaddafi from the north-eastern city of Baalbek where he was being held by the Shia militants, whose affiliation was not immediately known. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Gaddafi was being brought to Beirut. Read More

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