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Libya/Gaddafi aideBack
[Published: Sunday October 21 2012]

Confusion at fate of Gaddafi aide Moussa Ibrahim
Tripoli,21 Oct - (ANA) - A senior Libyan official has cast doubt on an earlier statement that Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesman for late leader Muammar Gaddafi, had been captured. Meanwhile, an internet recording purportedly by Mr Ibrahim appeared on the internet denying the news. The prime minister's office said yesterda that government forces had arrested Mr Ibrahim south of Tripoli. But Nasser al-Manaa, the prime minister's spokesman, later said there was no proof of the capture. Other Libyan officials had also said they were sceptical, as such reports have proved false in the past. "Moussa Ibrahim has been arrested by forces belonging to the Libyan government in the town of Tarhouna and he is being transferred to Tripoli to begin interrogation," a statement issued by the office of Prime Minister Ali Zidan said. Tarhouna is located about 65km (40 miles) south-east of Tripoli on the way to Bani Walid - one of the last strongholds of pro-Gaddafi forces in the closing stages of last year's conflicts. But the prime minister's office did not provide any photographic or video evidence of the reported capture. The unverified audio recording of a man claiming to be Mr Ibrahim appeared on Facebook.(ANA)

FA/ANA/21 October 2012------------

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