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Libya:Gaddafi’s son’s captor becomes Defense Minister

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Laaska news  Nov.22,2011

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Photo: EPA

Libya’s new authorities have decided to make Osama Al-Juwali, the commander of the unit which captured Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, the country’s Minister of Defense.

Saif al-Islam was detained near the city of Zintan when he was trying to cross the border with Niger.

Analysts say that this move by Libya’s authorities was not only meant to thank Osama Al-Juwali. Al-Juwali and his people are not in very good relations with Libya’s new government, and they don’t want to hand Gaddafi’s son over to them. Thus, the government hopes that if Al-Juvali is appointed Defense Minister, he’ll become more compliant.


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