Qaddafi's Son Saadi Skipped Town for Niger

The third son of Muammar Qaddafi has been intercepted in the neighboring country

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Looks like Niger really is the ideal place for fleeing members of a crumbling regime. On Sunday, a spokesman for Niger's government confirmed that Muammar Qaddafi's third son al-Saadi was "intercepted" in the neighboring country traveling to the northern town of Agadez in a convoy of nine people. Niger's Justice Minister Marou Adamou did not tell reporters what Saadi's status was in the country but he did say the country would fulfill its humanitarian obligations, reports Reuters. As you can imagine, leaders of the rebel government aren't pleased. “These people should not be allowed to get away with the crimes they have committed,”  Jalal al-Gallal, a spokesman for the rebels’ Transitional National Council, said Sunday. “Neighboring countries should not be allowed to provide safe haven to these criminals.” The rebel government is demanding Saadi be extradited home for trial. Meanwhile, Muammar Qaddafi remains at large as the Libyan fighters continue hunting for the deposed strongman. "Saadi’s escape came as fighters remain stalled outside Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, as well as Bani Walid, a bastion of the Wafala tribe, which is largely loyal to the Gaddafi regime, and the southern desert town of Sabha," reports The Washington Post.

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