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Libyan Opposition says Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam arrested

08-22-2011 08:35 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

BENGHAZI, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the head of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), said in an TV interview on Sunday night that Saif al-Islam, Libyan leader Muammar Al Qaddafi's second son, had been captured and was under custody in a safe place.

Earlier media reports said that Seif Al-Islam was trapped at the Rixos Hotel near Bab Al-Azziziyah barracks.

Opposition convoy entered the western district of Tripoli on Sunday with almost no sign of resistance, Al-Jazeera TV channel reported.

Residents of the city began to stream into streets to welcome the opposition troops, despite Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi's call to urge people to take up arms to guard his rule.

The opposition troops were only about 8 km west to the city center, Al-Jazeera reported.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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