The Libyan deputy ambassador to the United Nation has said that new clues have been found about the fate of senior Lebanese cleric Imam Moosa Sadr but investigations into the issue will continue to reach a final result.
“Only a few of the officials in the Libyan transitional government know of the latest findings about Imam Moosa Sadr,” Ibrahim Dabbashi said on Saturday.
He said that a mass grave had been found in the capital, Tripoli, adding that based on obtained information one of the bodies most probably belonged to Imam Moosa Sadr.
The Libyan official pointed to the discovery of the cleric’s clothes in the grave and said, “The final report about the discovery of the body of Imam Moosa Sadr will be announced after medical examinations and DNA tests are completed.”
Imam Moosa Sadr and his two companions were kidnapped in August 1978 during an official visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to meet with officials from the government of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.
The Lebanese Shia cleric is widely believed to have been abducted on the orders of former Libyan officials.