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or Qa·dha·fi or Kha·da·fy  (kə-dä′fē) or Gad·da·fi (gə-), Muammar al- or el- 1942-2011.
Libyan political leader who seized power in a military coup d'état against the Libyan monarchy (1969) and imposed socialist policies and Islamic orthodoxy on the country. He was deposed and killed in a popular uprising (2011).


(Biography) Moamar al. See (Moamar al) Gaddafi


or Qa•dha•fi

(kəˈdɑ fi)

Mu•am•mar (Muhammad) al- or el- (muˈɑ mɑr) born 1942, Libyan chief of state since 1969.
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Noun1.Qaddafi - Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942)
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Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi is dead, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril of the provisional Libyan regime has confirmed.
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1, 1969when a 27-year-old army officer named Muammar Qaddafi staged a bloodless coup against King Idris, who had ruled the country since its independence from Great Britain in 1951.
seek to oust Qaddafi after more than four decades in power.
TRIPOLI, April 24, 2011 (Balochistan Times): At least 10 people were killed and 50 others wounded Saturday in an intensive fight between Qaddafi loyal forces and rebels in the Libyan city of Misrata.
The one thing clear about the Libyan people's revolt against the dictatorial rule of Mummar Qaddafi is the absence of any resemblance of something called the Libyan government.