THE FALL OF LIBYAN PRESIDENT GADDAFI,ON OCTOBER 20. 2011 LIBYAN REBELS FOUND THE DESPOT GADDAFI'S FINAL HIDING PLACE.
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Muammar al-Qaddafi seized control of the Libyan government in 1969 and ruled as an authoritarian dictator for more than 40 years before he was overthrown in 2011.Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya, was captured and killed on 20 October 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces. He was killed shortly afterwards. The NTC initially claimed he died from injuries sustained in a firefight when loyalist forces attempted to free him, although videos of his last moments show rebel fighters beating him and one of them sodomizing him with a bayonet before he was shot several times as he shouted for his life.Muammar al-Qaddafi was born in a Bedouin tent in Sirte, Libya, in 1942. He joined the military and staged a coup to seize control of Libya in 1969, ousting King Idris. Though his Arab nationalist rhetoric and socialist-style policies gained him support in the early days of his rule, his corruption, military interference in Africa, and record of horrific human rights abuses turned much of the Libyan population against him. Accused of supporting terrorism, in the last decade of his rule Qaddafi reached a rapprochement with Western leaders, and Libya became a key provider of oil to Europe. During the "Arab Spring" of 2011, NATO troops supported dissidents attempting to overthrow Qaddafi's government.
In his first visit to the United States, for the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in 2009, he called in a rambling 90-minute speech for the unification of Israel and the Palestinian territories in a state he called “Isratine.”Gaddafi, who once called for Israel’s Jews to be
thrown into the sea, expressed support for the right of Jews to have a
homeland, despite simmering anger in Libya and elsewhere against Israel
because of the Gaza violence, but added the only way out of a cycle of
hatred was for them to live with Palestinians in a single state.He
reiterated a proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian dispute he first
made at least six years ago based on what he calls the unworkability of a
two-state solution to the conflict.
Violent protests,hundreds have lost their lives in the bitter conflict that has been raging in Libya for almost five months.Libyan rebels break into Gaddafi's secret underground tunnels,believing Gaddafi to be inside.
Rebels shine torches down the tunnel as they go on the hunt for Gaddafi in his labyrinth.
Gaddafi struggled with his captors footage fighters after he was found by rebel
Moments after he begged for his life, Gaddafi was shot dead by rebel fighters.