U.S. says Niger confirms detention of Gaddafi son

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Posted: Sep 12, 2011 2:59 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government of Niger has confirmed to the United States that it has detained Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, and is studying what to do with him, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

"We have confirmed with the government of Niger that Saadi crossed over (and) that they are either in the process or have already brought him to the capital of Naimey and intend to detain him," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

(Reporting by Andrew Quinn; Editing by Sandra Maler)