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Who kidnapped Hannibal Gadhafi, and why?

The mysterious kidnapping of Hannibal Gadhafi in Lebanon has raised numerous scenarios about the motives behind the operation.
Hannibal Gaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends the signing agreement ceremony between Libya's Shipping Corporation and STX Europe to build a cruise ship, in Tripoli June 30, 2010.  Oslo-based STX Europe, the world's largest vessel building group, will provide Libya with the first Arab cruise liner. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny  (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MARITIME TRANSPORT) - RTR2FYOE
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BEIRUT — On Dec. 9, Lebanon became the scene of a strange kidnapping that continues to unfold as its machinations and motives are subjected to a plethora of questions.

That day, news spread that an armed group had lured Hannibal Gadhafi, 40, the fifth and youngest son of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, from Syria, where he lived, to the Lebanese border, where he was kidnapped. A few hours later, a video surfaced in which he said his kidnapping was linked to potential information he was thought to have about the August 1978 disappearance in Libya of Lebanese Shiite cleric Imam Musa al-Sadr and two companions, Sheikh Mohammad Yacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine.

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