Cairo: Egyptian police in a joint operation with Interpol arrested a cousin of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, wanted for his alleged role in his country's 2011 civil war.
Police, in coordination with Interpol, surrounded the residence of Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam on Tuesday morning.
Al-Dam was holed up behind iron-barred doors and windows and gun fire was reported at the scene. He had defected to Egypt at the beginning of the Libyan revolution in 2011.
The new Libyan administration has long been demanding al-Dam's repatriation along with 40 Libyans linked to Gaddafi's regime, to face trial for alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Gaddafi era.
Gaddafi ruled Libya with an iron fist for over four decades before he was killed during the course of the Libyan civil war in 2011.
Al-Dam, who was also coordinator of Egyptian-Libyan relations during Gaddafi's rule, has large investments in Egypt.
The official MENA news agency reported that he will be handed over to Libyan authorities who want to put him on trial.


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