A son of Libya’s late leader Moammar Gadhafi was briefly kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information about the fate of a Shia cleric who went missing in Libya decades ago, a security official and local TV stations said Friday.
Hannibal Gadhafi appeared in a video aired late Friday on local Al-Jadeed TV saying anyone with information about Imam Moussa al-Sadr should come forward. Gadhafi appeared to have been beaten up and had black eyes but said in the video he is “in good health, happy and relaxed.”
Later Friday, a senior security official said police collected Gadhafi from the northeastern city of Baalbek where he was being held by the Shia militants, whose affiliation was not immediately known. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Gadhafi was being brought to Beirut.