Final Qaddafi Regime Kingpin Captured

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The last major figure from Muammar Qaddafi's ousted regime has been captured: Intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi. Senussi, who The New York Times called "Qaddafi's brutal enforcer," was also the former dictator's brother in law. Fighters for the transitional government, known as the NTC, found him at his sister's house in the country's southern desert on Sunday, a day after they announced the capture of Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam. Senussi, who Al Jazeera reports may hold as-yet unknown secrets about Qaddafi's regime, was "he last significant former regime figure still at large," according to Reuters. The International Criminal Court indicted Senussi for war crimes earlier this year, along with Al-Islam and Qaddafi, for alleged armed attacks on civilian protesters. But Senussi was already a wanted man. According to The Times, a court in Paris "sentenced him in absentia to life in prison for his role in an attack on a French airliner that killed 170 people in 1989." For now, Senussi and Al-Islam are both being held in a secret location for their own safety. After what happened to Qaddafi when he was found, that seems like a good idea.





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