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Former Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi is Dead

posted on: Oct 20, 2011

Former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is dead after suffering from wounds as fighters overtook his hometown of Sirte, Libya after an eight month battle for democracy in Libya.

Video documenting Qaddafi’s killing has been released on Al Jazeera and other news media.

The death of Qaddafi symbolizes a new democratic system for Libya.

Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians, was toppled by rebel forces on August 23 after 42 years of one-man rule.

His killing is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.

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