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Moammar Gadhafi

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Moammar Gadhafi's Biography

Gaddafi was born on 7th June 1942. He was born of a Bedouin family who lived near Sirt. As a teenager, Gaddafi joined anti Israel protests during the Suez Crisis of 1956.

Even as a young man Gaddafi had hopes that he could overthrow the ruling monarchy. He joined the military and began to plot how to overthrow the Libyan leaders. He received further military training in the UK, as so many other despots before him ( Uganda's Idi Aminforone). His military knowledge helped him to lead a successful coup against King Idrisin1969. A new Libyan Arab Republic was declared with Gaddafi at its head. He has been the leader of Libya ever since.

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  • 36 die after bus hits truck, burns in Mexico

      News Source: The Journal Gazette | 3 days ago
    Mexico A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported. Both state and federal officials said that four people survived the crash. A
  • Libya: Questions of Fairness Loom Over Gaddafi Sons' Trial

      News Source: Africa Headlines | 3 days ago
    Ads by Google An Official With the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about the lack of access to legal counsel for the imprisoned sons of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and members of his former regime. This comes as the
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      News Source: The Daily Star | 4 days ago
    His annexation of Crimea, which Nikita Khrushchev arbitrarily transferred to Ukraine in 1954, has been widely applauded at home, and he has largely shrugged off Western governments' responses. But from a longer-term perspective, Putin's victory is

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