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Gaddafi’s most wanted son killed or captured?

Published time: October 20, 2011 17:05
Edited time: October 20, 2011 22:39
Libya, Tripoli : Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, appears in front of supporters and journalists at his father's residential complex in the Libyan capital Tripoli in the early hours of August 23, 2011. (AFP Photo / Imed Lamloum)

Libya, Tripoli : Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, appears in front of supporters and journalists at his father's residential complex in the Libyan capital Tripoli in the early hours of August 23, 2011. (AFP Photo / Imed Lamloum)

Al Arabiya TV has reported that Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, has been killed on the same day as his father. In the meantime, a Libyan minister says Gaddafi’s heir apparent is wounded and in hospital.

According to Al Arabiya, his corpse has already been brought to Misrata airport.

Saif al-Islam, 39, the second son of Muammar Gaddafi, was his chief confidante and carried out public relations and diplomatic roles for his father. He was a very public figure and one of the most recognizable Libyan officials in the West.

Before the uprising swept Libya, Western nations viewed the well-educated Saif al-Islam as his father's heir apparent and a possible reformer. In 2008, he received a PhD degree from the London School of Economics.

In June the International Criminal Court charged Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam with crimes against humanity for the torture and killing of civilians and ordered an arrest warrant.

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