November 20, 2011 / 4:13 PM / in 6 years

Gaddafi spy chief surrounded, negotiating -general

TRIPOLI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Former rebel forces loyal to Libya’s interim government have surrounded Muammar Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, and are negotiating his surrender, a senior commander of the fighters told Reuters.

General Ahmed al-Hamdouni said there had been no fighting after his men, acting on information from local people, surrounded the house of Senussi’s sister near the desert town of Birak, 500 km (300 miles) south of Tripoli. They had seen Senussi and were negotiating with him, he added.

On Saturday, former rebel fighters detained Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam in the same area. Both he and Senussi have been indicted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court at The Hague. (Reporting by Ali Shuaib; Writing by Alastair Macdonald)

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