Muammar Gaddafi aide, Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, is held in Cairo raid


A close aide of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was arrested today after a siege at his Cairo home.

Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam surrendered to security forces after shots were fired. An intelligence official under Gaddafi, Qaddaf al-Dam is among dozens wanted for their role in Libya’s 2011 civil war.

Police surrounded his home in the affluent Zamalek neighbourhood before dawn. Gunshots were heard during the siege but it was unclear who fired at whom.