Accoridng to a Syrian intelligence source, Hannibal Al-Gaddafi was kidnapped at his house in Damascus by the military wing of the Lebanese political organization “Harakat Amal” last week.
The military intelligence source added that Hannibal Al-Gaddafi had lived in Syria for several months after leaving Oman last spring.
Hannibal Al-Gaddafi’s apprehension was unknown by the government in Damascus at the time; this operation was conducted by Harakat Amal after members of the aforementioned group learned about his whereabouts in the Syrian capital.
Without the Syrian Government’s blessing, members of Harakat Amal smuggled Hannibal Al-Gaddafi through the Tal Kalakh border-crossing into Lebanon, where he was transferred to southern Beirut.
Despite their objections, Harakat Amal was ordered to release Hannibal Al-Gaddafi after the Syrian government learned of his kidnapping; however, this was not before the Lebanese organization demanded answers regarding the disappearance of Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr in 1979.
The founder and former leader of Harakat Amal – Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr – was last seen in Tripoli, Libya before his bizarre disappearance.
Many source allege that Mu’ammar Al-Gaddafi was behind the disappearance of Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr; however, the late Libyan leader denied the allegations up until his death in 2012.
Much of the Gaddafi family resides in Damascus after their host countries placed restrictions on their movements.