Muammar el-Qaddafi


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

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Dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi was overthrown and killed in a civil war, but now the country is struggling with increasing violence.
Sometimes, threats to a civilian population will be so acute and immediate as to make coercive military intervention the only option, as with Muammar El-Qaddafi's Libya, at least at the time of the imminent assault on Benghazi in March.
Muammar el-Qaddafi remained at large, his son Seif al-Islam made a surprise appearance at a hotel with foreign journalists, and pockets of loyalist forces stubbornly resisted rebel efforts to take control of the capital."
Tripoli (Libya), Aug.4 (ANI): Cornered Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi's son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, has revealed that he is reversing course to forge a behind-the-scenes alliance with radical Islamist elements among Libyan rebels to drive out their more liberal-minded confederates.
The mass uprising that began in Tunisia has since spread throughout the Arab world, serving as the catalyst to Hosni Mubarak's downfall in Egypt and Muammar el-Qaddafi's crackdown and subsequent United Nations intervention in Libya.
Muammar el-Qaddafi says that his son Seif al Arab, 29 and three grandchildren were killed in a NATO air strike on late Saturday night in the sharpest intensification yet of the air campaign intended to oust the Libyan leader from power.
Muammar el-Qaddafi, for example -- Saleh has warned of the dangers the world would face if he is forced to depart: the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda attacks, Iranian regional hegemony, and the breakup of Yemen.
Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, in power for more than four decades, mobilized military and security forces in a desperate move to contain a rash of protests.
"By any measure, Muammar El-Qaddafi's government has violated international
The <em>New York Times</em> spells his name "Muammar el-Qaddafi." The <em>Los Angeles Times </em>uses the spelling "Moammar Kadafi." The <em>Washington Post </em>spells the strongman's name "Moammar Gaddafi."
Or the memo describing the Kazakhstan Defense Minister as "drinking oneself into a stupor" and "slurring all kinds of Russian participles." Or the stuff about Muammar el-Qaddafi and his voluptuous Ukrainian nurse, who always travels with him because she alone "knows his routine." Is that what they're calling it these days?
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 $42.5 million as the agreement was signed in Paris.
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.