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Mauritania extradites ex-Gaddafi spy chief

2012-09-05 14:58

Nouakchott - 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 on 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 defence 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.