Saif al Islam: U.S. holds security talks with locals at Agadez Niger

Agadez Niger Airport AGY

Agadez Niger Airport AGY


Niger’s army intercepted a convoy of cars traveling south from Libya toward Mali, and a cache of arms was seized in the ensuing clash, the ministry of defense said November 9.
[November 8]U.S. military and government representatives held security talks in Niger with local officials in Agadez, which has been a way station for other Libyan fugitives, including another son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saadi. A Reuters reporter saw a U.S. military plane at Agadez airport. Niger’s government in the capital Niamey has vowed to meet its ICC commitments. But 750 km (400 miles) north in a region where cross-border allegiances among Tuareg nomads often outweigh national ties, the picture looks different. . Algeria, which took in Saif al-Islam’s mother, sister, brother Hannibal and half-brother Mohammed, is not an ICC signatory. Nor is Sudan or Zimbabwe.

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