Libyan rebels Goes After Muammar Gaddafi's son As An Arrest Order was Issued for HimBefore his father's assassination and death, Saif al-Islam, now 49, was widely seen as Gaddafi's most likely successor as Libya's leader.
"Libyan armed groups [operating in the west of the country] and foreign mercenaries have declared a manhunt for Saif al-Islam, they are searching for him and are trying to capture him," he said.
The Tripoli administration "had issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafiâ€™s son, on suspicion of his involvement in murders <â€¦> during the Libyan National Armyâ€™s operation to seize Tripoli," according to the Al Wasat daily. The warrant was issued on August 5, according to the publication.
Saif al-Islam was released from prison in June 2017 after Libya's parliament passed a bill granting general amnesty. Supporters of Muammar Gaddafi are attempting to nominate him for the upcoming presidential election. In many media appearances, Saif al-Islam hinted at a presidential candidacy to "restore the national unity" that had been lost over decades of instability.