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Has Gaddafi’s playboy son been captured? Confusion as revolutionary forces close in on Mutassim

Captured: Mutassim Gaddafi is believed to be the first of the dictator’s children to be caught by rebel fighters Confusion has been growing in Libya over reports that Colonel Gaddafi’s son Mutassim was captured trying to flee the ousted leader’s besieged home city of Sirte. In what would be a propaganda coup for the rebel forces, the playboy – an inveterate womaniser and his father’s national security advisor – was reportedly seized after a four-hour gun battle. Officials said they detained a group of fighters who were loyal to him, with sources claiming that Mutassim had been caught trying to flee Sirte in a car with a family. But despite the claims, which triggered off…