03/20/2012 02:53 pm ET Updated May 20, 2012

Abdullah Al Senoussi, Gaddafi Spy Chief, To Be Extradited To Libya, Mauritania Reportedly Says

TRIPOLI, March 20 (Reuters) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has agreed for Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi to be extradited to Libya, Libya's deputy prime minister said on Twitter.

"I have met the President of Mauritania and he agreed to the extradition of Senussi to Libya," Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour wrote on Twitter.

A Libyan government official confirmed the Twitter account was official. (Reporting by Hadeel al Shalchi and Marie-Lousie Gumuchian)