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Italy seizes $1.5 billion in Qaddafi family assets

Italian tax police say they have seized $1.5 billion in assets from the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's family and associates, including shares in Italy's biggest bank.

The assets were frozen last year to comply with U.N. resolutions when Qaddafi's forces were attacking civilians in Libya.

The assets include a 1.256 percent share of Italian bank Unicredit, 1.5 percent of Juventus soccer team and 0.58 percent of energy giant Eni.

Tax police Ten. Col. Gavino Putzo told Sky TG24 television channel on Wednesday the assets also included a Rome apartment, land on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria and two motorcycles.

Officials said the International Court of Justice in the Hague had requested the seizure.