Abdullah Al-Senussi

Abdullah Senussi

Abdullah Senussi is the brother-in-law of Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan leader. He is married to Gaddafi's wife's sister.

According to The Guardian he has had a reputation for brutality since the 1970s. During the 1980s he was head of internal security in Libya, at a time when many opponents of Gaddafi were killed. More recently he has been described as the head of military intelligence, but it is unclear whether he actually holds an official rank. In 1999 he was convicted in absentia in France for his role in a 1989 bombing of a passenger plane flying over Niger that resulted in the deaths of 170 people. Libyans believe he is responsible for massacring 1,200 prisoners at the jail in 1996. He is also thought to have been behind an alleged plot in 2003 to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

US embassy cables described him as being a confidant of Gaddafi who makes "many of his medical arrangements". During the 2011 Libyan protests, he was blamed for orchestrating killings in the city of Benghazi and recruiting foreign mercenaries. He is believed to have extensive business interests in Libya.

On 1 March 2011, Libya's Quryna newspaper reported that Gaddafi sacked him.


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