Moussa Ibrahim ‘Captured In Libya’

Gaddafi spokesman Moussa Ibrahim ‘captured in Libya’

Moussa Ibrahim was the international face of the Gaddafi government

20 October 2012 Last updated at 16:24

The office of Libya’s prime minister says that Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesman for late leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured.

The office said he had been arrested by government forces in Tarhouna, 65km (40 miles) south of Tripoli.

Other Libyan officials say they are sceptical, as such reports have proved false in the past.

The prime minister’s office did not provide any photographic or video evidence of the reported capture.

“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.

During the war in Libya last year, Mr Ibrahim held regular press conferences in the Rixos hotel – a Tripoli hotel used by many international journalists.

He was last seen there shortly before the fall of Tripoli in August 2011.

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