Abdullah al-Sanussi
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Gaddafi's spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi 'captured'

Col Gaddafi's fugitive spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi has been captured, Libya's interim government says.

He was seized by fighters in the south of the country, officials say.

Mr Sanussi, who has not yet been seen in custody, was one of the last senior figures from the Gaddafi regime still on the run.

Mohammed Saiyeh, a member of Libya's National Transitional Council, told the BBC that Mr Sanussi's arrest is key to learning more about crimes committed during Col Gaddafi's time in power.

  • 20 Nov 2011