A look at the family of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi

A look at the family of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — After Niger extradited one wanted son of Libya's toppled and slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi, here is a look at the fate of his family members, two years on from the country's civil war:


MUATASSIM GADHAFI — Formerly the regime's national security adviser, Muatassim was shot to death after he was found hiding with Gadhafi in Sirte. His body also was put on display alongside his father and ex-Defense Minister Abu Bakr Younis.

KHAMIS GADHAFI — The former commander of one of the regime's strongest military brigades, Gadhafi's son Khamis reportedly was killed in a clash during the civil war in August 2011. Military officials have said they believe he was buried in Bani Walid, which was one of the last cities to fall to rebels' control.

SEIF AL-ARAB GADHAFI — Seif al-Arab, another son, was killed with three of the leader's grandchildren in an April 2011 NATO airstrike in Tripoli.


SEIF AL-ISLAM GADHAFI — Gadhafi's second eldest son, Seif al-Islam was captured by rebel forces deep in Libya's southern desert. The British-educated 41 year old remains held by rebel forces in Zintan. The International Criminal Court has charged him with crimes against humanity and asked Libya to hand him over to be tried in The Hague, a request the government turned down. Meanwhile, Zintan militias have refused to turn him over to Libya's government while trying him in connection to allegations that an International Criminal Court delegation smuggled documents and a camera to him.

AL-SAADI GADHAFI — Known for his love of professional soccer, Gadhafi's son al-Saadi reportedly had a colorful past that included run-ins with police in Europe, as well as drug and alcohol abuse. He also briefly played for an Italian soccer club and led Libya's national soccer team. Al-Saadi fled to Niger in September 2011 and the government there gave him refugee status, though he was put under house arrest. On March 6, he was handed over by Niger to Libyan authorities, who are investigating him over his role in curbing the protests in 2011 and for the two-decade-old killings of soccer fans during a football match.


HANNIBAL GADHAFI — Gadhafi's son Hannibal briefly was arrested in 2008 for allegedly beating up two servants in a Geneva luxury hotel, sparking a diplomatic spat that dragged on for months. In 2005, a French court convicted Hannibal of striking a pregnant companion in a Paris hotel. He was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and a small fine. He fled to Algeria after Tripoli fell with his mother and several other relatives.

MOHAMMED GADHAFI — In his early 40s, Mohammed is the only child of Gadhafi and his first wife, Fatiha. He was Libya's Olympic chief and was involved in the country's telecommunications industry. The rebels reported capturing him after they moved into Tripoli. Soon after, they said he had escaped from house arrest. He was among Gadhafi's children who fled to Algeria.

AISHA GADHAFI — A lawyer in her mid-30s, Aisha helped defend Iraq's Saddam Hussein in the trial that led to his hanging. Gadhafi's daughter has been a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, but the U.N. ended its agreement with her as Gadhafi cracked down on anti-government protesters. She gave birth on the border as the family members fled to Algeria.

SAFIYA GADHAFI — Safiya was a teenage nursing student when she met Gadhafi soon after he took power in 1969. He ended up divorcing his first wife and marrying her. The couple had six sons and one daughter together and adopted two more children. She was among the group that fled to Algeria.


HANA GADHAFI — One of Gadhafi's adopted children, the Libyan leader claimed she died as an infant in the 1986 U.S. airstrike that hit his Tripoli compound, Bab al-Aziziya. The airstrike was in retaliation for the Libyan-sponsored bombing of a Berlin nightclub earlier that year that killed two U.S. servicemen. But Libyan rebels who took over Bab al-Aziziya in 2011 found a birth certificate for her and pictures of a young woman with the name Hana written on the back, possible indications that she lived well beyond infancy. Tripoli hospital officials also say Hana worked as a surgeon. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

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