The Libyan authorities have confirmed the arrest in Mauritania of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s intelligence chief.

Mauritanian security officials said Abdullah al-Senussi was detained at Nouakchott airport.

Senussi, 63, was Gadhafi’s brother-in-law, and has been described as one of his most trusted aides.

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