Niger arrests rebel who fought for Gadhafi
NIAMEY | A Tuareg rebel leader who belonged to Moammar Gadhafi’s inner circle and led the last Tuareg uprising in the West African nation was arrested overnight in Niger’s capital, a family member said Wednesday.
Aghali Alambo led a Tuareg rebellion against the government of Niger from 2007 to 2009.
The peace accord was brokered by Gadhafi.
After the end of the fighting, Mr. Alambo exiled himself to Tripoli, where he became one of Gadhafi’s trusted aides, staying at his side until just before the fall of the capital last year.
Ahmad Ahlawey, a relative of Mr. Alambo’s, said the government is accusing Mr. Alambo being linked to an explosives-loaded three-car convoy that was stopped trying to cross into Niger from Libya recently.