Seif al-Islam Confirms Sadr Was Killed at Gadhafi’s Orders

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by Naharnet Newsdesk 4 hours ago via @naharnet.com
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, reportedly confirmed to a Lebanese woman, closely associated with the Lebanese-Syrian security apparatus that controlled Lebanon until 2005, that Imam Moussa al-Sadr had been killed in 1978 at an order from his father, revealed the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper on Wednesday.
Arab sources told the newspaper that the woman, whose identity was not revealed, met Seif al-Islam in Athens in August 2010 to discuss the fate of the disappeared Imam.
The sources said that the meeting was not held until the Libyan official made sure, through a third party, that the woman speaks on behalf of the Sadr family in order to put an end to the dispute over the fate of the Shiite cleric and his colleagues.
Seif al-Islam confirmed that Sadr and his two companions were killed in Libya in 1978 shortly after meeting with Gadhafi, said the sources.
There is no hope in finding their remains and reports that they are still alive are not true, continued Seif al-Islam, they added.
He held his father responsible for the “execution” of Sadr and his companions, revealing that he decided “to get rid of them” a few days after being arrested by Gadhafi, stated the sources.
The three officials were arrested shortly after the “stormy” meeting they had with the slain Libyan leader, they continued.
In 1978, Sadr was trying to negotiate an end to the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), in which Palestinian factions were involved.
Gadhafi was believed to be shipping weapons to the Palestinians and other groups and Sadr, according to reports, was hoping to convince the Libyan leader to refrain from stoking the unrest in Lebanon.
But his visit to Tripoli along with two aides, Mohammed Yacoub and Abbas Badreddine, took a sour turn after he got into a heated argument with Gadhafi who ordered that the three men be “taken away,” according to an indictment against the Libyan leader issued by Lebanese authorities… (more)

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