TRIPOLI, Libya - Mauritania arrested Muammar Gadhafi's former intelligence chief Saturday, who was accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and the 1989 bombing of a French airliner. The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all said they want to prosecute Abdullah al-Senoussi.
Mauritania's state information agency said al-Senoussi was arrested at the airport in the capital, Nouakchott, upon arrival from Casablanca, Morocco. A spokesman for Libya's ruling National Transitional Council confirmed the arrest.
As Gadhafi's regime crumbled in the second half of 2011 after more than four decades of rule, many of the dictator's inner circle fled from advancing rebels toward the Sahara.
A Libyan military official said al-Senoussi, who is also Gadhafi's brother-in-law, likely fled to Chad just before the opposition captured the capital Tripoli in October and passed through Mali and Morocco before heading to Mauritania.
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