Muammar Gaddafi’s oldest living son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured, still inside Libya near the Southern city of Sabha. He vowed to not be captured alive, but…he’s alive. Saif is the last in the line of the Gaddafi family sought, assuming Gaddafi’s wife, daughter and another son or two are not on Libya’s death list. The International Court of Justice wants custody of Saif, and Libyan rebels want him – surely a death sentence for a son who aided his father in brutalizing their fellow Libyan citizens.
There are reports that an angry mob tried to storm the plane on which Saif was taken to the western mountain town of Zintan, the home of one of the largest revolutionary brigades in Libya. Video footage showed dozens of people on top of the aircraft.
Gunfire is echoing across the capital, Tripoli, where large crowds have gathered in Martyrs’ Square firing volleys of automatic fire in the air. “A great day, a great day,” said Abdullah, a taxi driver, stuck in one of the traffic jams that built up around the square…
There were reports that Saif was wounded during his capture. But Saif told Reuters that his hand was bandaged due to wounds sustained in a Nato air strike a month ago. Asked if he was feeling all right, he replied: “Yes.”
“At the beginning he was very scared. He thought we would kill him,” Ahmed Ammar, one of his captors, told the news agency. Source: The Guardian
At about the 1:18 mark, you see an incredible sight of people on top of the plane used to transport Saif Gaddafi. See another video of Saif inside the plane at the BBC. Read more at Hot Air with another video.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Flight – Libyans Swarm Top of Airplane (video)