5th September, 2012
Mauritanian authorities have handed over Muammar Gaddafi’s ex-spy chief to Libya nearly five months after he was arrested for entering the country illegally, state television reported Wednesday.
“Mauritanian authorities hand over ex-Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi to Libya,” read a newsflash on the screen written in Arabic.
An official source speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed that Al-Senussi had “effectively left Mauritania”.
A delegation from Libya, including the defense minister and army chief of staff, were in Nouakchott on Tuesday for a visit which several official sources said was in connection with the extradition.