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Desk Report :Tripoli: Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, who was finally captured by new regime troops on Thursday after vowing no surrender, ruled his North African country for 42 years before being ousted in August.
Renowned for his flamboyant dress sense and rambling rhetoric, the embattled Libyan leader, 69, came up against an unprecedented challenge to his rule after anti-regime protests erupted on February 15.
Even after NTC forces overran his fortified Tripoli headquarters on August 23 after heavy fighting, Gaddafi evaded capture and vowed to fight on in defiant audio messages.
A National Transitional Council commander said Gaddafi had been captured when his hometown of Sirte fell on Thursday and that he was badly wounded.
As a young colonel, Gaddafi on September 1, 1969 led a coup overthrowing the Western-backed elderly King Idriss and quickly established himself as a belligerent and unpredictable leader.
Reputedly born in a Bedouin tent in the desert near Sirte on June 7, 1942, Gaddafi alienated the West soon after seizing power, accusing it of launching a “new crusade” against the Arabs.
His idol was Egyptian president and fervent Arab nationalist Gamal Abdel Nasser, and he also variously declared himself a fan of Stalin and Hitler.
For decades linked to a spate of international terror attacks, Gaddafi’s Libya was accused of using its oil wealth to fund and arm rebel groups across Africa and beyond.
Libya became an international pariah in the aftermath of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, but relations began to thaw when it agreed in 2003 to pay compensation to the families of the 270 people killed.
Gaddafi also renounced terrorism and declared in 2003, the year of the US-led invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, that he was giving up the pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, prompting the lifting of UN sanctions.
The declaration also shored up dramatically Libya’s ties with the West and was crowned with a visit in September 2008 by then US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
In February 2009, Gaddafi was elected chairman of the African Union, after having grown disillusioned with Arab unity and months after African tribal dignitaries bestowed on him the title of “king of kings.”
He was known for receiving world leaders in a Bedouin tent rather than in palatial buildings, and dressed in colourful flowing robes, surrounded by an entourage of female bodyguards.
Gaddafi’s Libya was often the focus of international attention.
In 2007, Tripoli released Bulgarian medics who had spent eight years in jail for allegedly infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV-tainted blood.
In 2008, the festive homecoming of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, who was released by Scottish authorities on compassionate grounds, triggered fury in the United States.
And an apology to Libya the same year by Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz over the 2007 arrest of one of Gaddafi’s sons, Hannibal, drew harsh criticism across the Alpine nation.
But the Arab world’s longest-serving leader still managed to rile the West and Arab leaders with belligerent and provocative outbursts.
In July 2009, he blasted the UN Security Council as a form of “terrorism” in a speech at a Non-Aligned Movement summit.
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