Muammar el-Qaddafi

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Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969

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An armed uprising brought down Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, with military help from the U.
Or the stuff about Muammar el-Qaddafi and his voluptuous Ukrainian nurse, who always travels with him because she alone "knows his routine.
The Libyan leader, Muammar El-Qaddafi, was recently reported to have reached a decision to evict all Palestinians from Libya, the rationale being they belong in Palestine.
Libya's Qaddafi Foundation, run by a son of the Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, handed over a check for the equivalent of $42.
After all, the earlier American use of force against Muammar el-Qaddafi in 1986 for Libya's alleged role in the Berlin disco bombing had only led to Libya's retaliation with the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
At year's end, there's no question that President Bush was enjoying an encouraging run of events: a well-received Thanksgiving Day trip to meet the troops in Iraq, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the conclusion of a nuclear disarmament agreement with Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, all against the backdrop of an economy that seemed to be genuinely improving.
The abrasive Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya apparently still harbors such dreams, although they are fast fading.
Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011, and for mounting a united military drive to push back the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
From left: Bashar al-Assad of Syria; Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya; Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen; and Gamal Mubarak and his rather, Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt.
NATO member nations approved Thursday evening a plan under which the alliance will assume command of the no-fly zone over Libya, while allied warplanes delivered a ferocious round of airstrikes on Libyan ground forces that seems to have begun to shift momentum from the troops loyal to Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi to the rebels opposing him.
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi "has lost the legitimacy to rule" Libya because he is only using "mass violence" to cling on to power, and asked him step down immediately.
Muammar el-Qaddafi, reflecting that feeling, saw the draft communique prepared by the league's foreign ministers, which merely said that member states that had diplomatic relations with Israel might consider severing them, he was so angered that he leaked the document to the press and left the conference.
Muammar el-Qaddafi five years ago was now depriving the recognized government of "the most basic needs" in weaponry.
A rebellion in Libya against strongman Muammar el-Qaddafi, in power since 1969, has evolved into what is basically a civil war.