Report: Gaddafi nephew arrested in Sirte

Posted by ATACMAG on Sun, 10/09/2011 - 7:42am in Politics, Abdel Rahman Abdel Hamid, Cairo, Gaddafi, libya, Muammar el-Qaddafi

Cairo - Fighters loyal to Libya's transitional leaders have arrested , a nephew of the fugitive leader Moamer Gaddafi in the port city of Sirte, the broadcaster Al Jazeera reported Sunday.

Abdel Hamid is a commander of a pro-Gaddafi brigade in Sirte, where interim authority troops are fighting a fierce battle to capture the city, the television report said.

The anti-Gaddafi forces have set up checkpoints around Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, to prevent Gaddafi loyalists from fleeing the city, Al Jazeera said.