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Meet The Only Daughter Of Muammar Gaddafi Who Was Lieutenant Colonel

Aisha Gaddafi was born on December 25, 1976. She is a former military officer, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel during the reign of his father. Aisha is a lawyer by profession and represented Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein during the trial and held a powerful position in the United Nations.

Muammar al-Qaddafi, also spelled Muammar KhadafyMoammar Gadhafi, or Muʿammar al-Qadhdhāfī, (born 1942, near Sirte, Libya—died October 20, 2011, Sirte). He was de facto leader of Libya (1969–2011).

Qaddafi had ruled for more than four decades when he was ousted by a revolt in August 2011. After evading capture for several weeks, he was killed by rebel forces in October 2011.

Rise to power, policies, and The Green Book

The son of an itinerant Bedouin farmer, Qaddafi was born in a tent in the Libyan desert. He proved a talented student and graduated from the University of Libya in 1963.

A devout Muslim and ardent Arab nationalist, Qaddafi early began plotting to overthrow the Libyan monarchy of King Idris I.

He graduated from the Libyan military academy in 1965 and thereafter rose steadily through the ranks.

On September 1, 1969, Qaddafi seized control of the government in a military coup that deposed King Idris. Qaddafi was named commander in chief of the armed forces and chairman of Libya’s new governing body, the Revolutionary Command Council.

Qaddafi removed the U.S. and British military bases from Libya in 1970. He expelled most members of the native Italian and Jewish communities from Libya that same year, and in 1973 he nationalized all foreign-owned petroleum assets in the country.

He outlawed alcoholic beverages and gambling, in accordance with his own strict Islamic principles. Qaddafi also began a series of persistent but unsuccessful attempts to unify Libya with other Arab countries. 

When NATO bombed a building that was housing them in his father’s compound, her brother and her infant daughter were killed. Gaddafi’s other family members escaped to Algeria as humanitarian refugees. Three of Gaddafi’s nine children were killed during the uprising and died alongside their father.

It is said that she burn a safe house that was housing her and destroyed a picture of the Algerian president claiming that he is behind clan conflicts going on In Libya. This forced authorities to kick her out of the country. Her family members seek political asylum in Oman and she accompanied them on condition that she stopped engaging in any political activities.

She was placed under a travel ban in 2011 under UN Security Council Resolution 1970. EU top court ordered the lifting of sanctions imposed on her because she is no longer a threat to Libya security.

-Opera News

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