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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief detained in Tripoli

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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief detained in Tripoli


A former Libyan prime minister said to have run Muammar Gaddafi’s external spy service has been detained in Tripoli.

Anti-Gaddafi fighters say Bouzaid Dorda, filmed under guard in a house in the capital, will be handed over to the interim authorities.

He told his captors he was innocent until proven guilty and was willing to be turned over to prosecutors.

Meanwhile, the National Transitional Council says it is holding back on the assault of one of the last bastions loyal to the former dictator.

Fighters say they have seen pro-Gaddafi forces using citizens as human shields and so they decided not to attack straight away.

Bani Walid and Sirte are two of the main towns where pro-Gaddafi forces are still putting up stiff resistance, ignoring a Saturday deadline to surrender.

Niger has also announced that one of Gaddafi’s sons, Saadi, has been intercepted entering its territory and is now being transferred to the capital.

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