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Gaddafi's son kidnapped in Lebanon

Published 11/12/2015 | 20:55

Hannibal Gaddafi
Hannibal Gaddafi
Hannibal, the eldest son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (AP)

The son of Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information about the fate of a Shiite cleric who went missing in Libya decades ago.

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Hannibal Gaddafi appeared in a video aired on local Al-Jadeed TV saying anyone who has information about Imam Moussa al-Sadr should come forward.

Gaddafi appeared to have been beaten up and had black eyes but said in the video he is "in good health, happy and relaxed".

It was not clear when Gaddafi, who is married to a Lebanese woman, was kidnapped.

Al-Sadr, one of Lebanon's most prominent Shiite clerics in the 20th century, vanished along with two other people during a trip to Tripoli in 1978. Lebanon blamed the disappearance on Muammar Gaddafi.

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