Mideast Libya

September 5, 2011 - 6:40 AM
Libyan rebels' Tripoli military commander Abdel Hakim Belhaj gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Tripoli, Libya, in this Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011 file photo. Abdel Hakim Belhaj, a former leader of an Islamic militant group that sent fighters to Iraq and Afghanistan, insisted Friday that the new Libya will shun extremism and won't become a breeding ground for terrorism. Belhaj, said he was detained in 2004 in Malaysia and sent to a secret prison in Thailand where he claimed he was tortured by CIA agents. Then he was sent to Libya and jailed for seven years by Moammar Gadhafi's regime. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)