In a statement on Sept. 9, Interpol also announced warrants for
Gadhafi's son, Seif Al Islam, long regarded as the heir to the former
Libyan ruler, Middle East Newsline reported. Another family member, Abdullah Al Senussi, Libya's former
intelligence chief, was also ordered under arrest on charges of murder.
Gadhafi and his children were believed to be in or near Algeria.
Algeria has acknowledged that it was harboring several members of the family
but denied that the elder Gadhafi was one of them.
Interpol issued a so-called Red Notice that alerted its membership to
Gadhafi's fugitive status. The notice deemed Gadhafi and the other two
Libyans as wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.
"This will significantly restrict the ability of all three men to cross
international borders and is a powerful tool to help in their location and
arrest," Noble said.
On Sept. 9, French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said Gadhafi was
still believed to be in Libya. But Longuet did not rule out the prospect
that Gadhafi would find sanctuary in neighboring Niger. Already, three
Libyan generals have escaped to Niger.
Libyan rebel forces have stormed what was believed to be Gadhafi's last
stronghold in Bani Walid, some 150 kilometers south of Tripoli. Officials
said the rebels faced about 1,000 troops loyal to Gadhafi.