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Gaddafi’s Son Is Back And Planning To Take Libya Back

Son of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam has revealed his plan to rule Libya.

Gatekeepers News reports that Saif al-Islam, the son of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi has revealed his plan to “restore the lost unity” of Libya after a decade of chaos and this does not exclude standing for the presidency.

The 49-year-old whose whereabouts have not been known for years disclosed this in a rare interview.

Saif al-Islam, who before 2011 had been seen as his father’s presumed successor, said politicians in the decade after his father have brought Libyans “nothing but misery”.

After four decades in power, Muammar Gaddafi and his relatives were the targets of a popular uprising in 2011.

Three of Gaddafi’s seven sons were killed, but the fate of Saif al-Islam, whose name means “sword of Islam” was unknown.

Saif al-Islam was, however, captured by a Libyan militia in November 2011, days after his father was killed.

Until the interview, the late dictator’s son had not been seen or heard from since June 2014, when he appeared via video link from Zintan during his trial by the Tripoli court.

Saif al-Islam in his first appearance in years said, “It is time for a return to the past. The country — it’s on its knees… There’s no money, no security. There’s no life here.”

He noted that in the interview that he was a free man organising a political return, and that his former captors “are now my friends”.

According to him, the militiamen eventually realised he could be a powerful ally.

In recent years, Libya has been split between two rival administrations backed by foreign forces and countless militias.

The two camps, however, agreed on a ceasefire in Geneva in October, after Turkey-backed forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) routed those of eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

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