TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan rebels have captured Moammar Gadhafi’s foreign minister, a rebel official said today.

Ahmed Said, an adviser to the interior minister in the rebels’ interim government, confirmed that the foreign minister had been captured but he did not identify him by name.

“We cannot give you details, but I can confirm that he is in custody,” Said said.

A week ago, Gadhafi’s Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi told British broadcaster Channel 4 that Gadhafi’s 42-year rule was over.

After six months of civil war, rebels have seized control of most of Libya, including the capital Tripoli, effectively ending Gadhafi’s rule. The longtime leader and his family, however, had not been captured and rebels are hunting senior figures in the ousted regime. Rebels say they are hot on Gadhafi’s trail.

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