Muammar Al Qaddafi

Qaddafi, Muammar Al

 

Born 1940, in Sirte. Libyan politician and statesman; colonel in the armed forces.

In 1965 Qaddafi graduated as a lieutenant from a military school. He then continued his training in Great Britain (1966) and achieved the rank of captain. One of the founders of the organization of “free officers,” he took part in the revolutionary coup of Sept. 1, 1969, which overthrew the monarchy in Libya and established the Libyan Arab Republic (LAR). Qaddafi was named chairman of the Council of the Revolutionary Command. Since January 1970 he has also served as chairman of the National Council of Defense and commander in chief of the Libyanarmed forces. From January 1970 to July 1972 he occupied thepost of prime minister as well.

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Both Bashar and Muammar al Qaddafi have been referred to the Interrnational Criminal Court for prosecution.
In hopes of deflecting Western media attacks against the Arab and Muslim world, Libyan leader Muammar Al Qaddafi has written a screenplay for a new drama series scheduled to broadcast next Ramadan.
Recalling the historical and emotional bonds of friendship between Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Colonel Muammar al Qaddafi, the Secretary General reiterated the sentiments of the libyan Leadership and its People towards further strengthening and deepening this relationship.
ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- On the invitation of Libyan leader Muammar Al Qaddafi, President Asif Ali Zardari will pay a State Visit to the Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 30 April to 2 May 2009.
ISLAMABAD, 29 April , 2009 (Frontier Star) --On the invitation of Libyan leader Muammar Al Qaddafi, President Asif Ali Zardari will pay a State Visit to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 30 April to 2 May 2009.