Qaddafi's Captured Son Dressed as Camel Herder

By Forward Staff

Published November 19, 2011.

Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the fugitive son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, was captured as he tried to escape a desert dragnet dressed as a camel herder, the Guardian reported.

The once-omnipotent son of dictator Moammar Qaddafi was hoping to blend in with the locals as government forces closed in on his hide-out in the south of the sprawling country Saturday.

“When we caught him, he said, ‘My name is Abdul Salem, a camel keeper,’” Libyan commander Ahmed Amur on Sunday, told the paper. “It was crazy.”

Saif al-Islam was caught by revolutionary fighters after weeks on the run near the oasis town of Obari.

He had been on the run since shortly after the fall of his father’s compound in the capital of Tripoli in August.

Saif Qaddafi is wanted by the The International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, including murder, committed during the uprising against his father.



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