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VIDEO: Qaddafi killed today

Ousted Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed today by Libyans near his hometown of Sirte. His death comes two months after he was removed from power.

Rian Mcconnell
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 20, 2011

Ousted Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed today by Libyans near his hometown of Sirte. His death comes two months after he was removed from power.

President Obama said Qaddafi’s death marked the “end of a long and painful chapter.”

Senator Mark Udall released this statement:

“Qaddafi was a cruel ruler who terrorized his citizens and refused to listen to their demands that he step down. The Libyan people bravely stood up against their oppressor, but as long as Qaddafi was alive and on the run they weren’t free to chart their own future.

“There are many questions to be answered today and in the coming weeks and months about what the future holds for Libya. But with Qaddafi gone, the interim Libyan government has the opportunity to build a new democratic nation.

“U.S. leadership helped bring about regime change, and I commend President Obama for bringing together an international coalition to aid the Libyan people. Our role in the near future must continue to be one of support and guidance as a new Libya works to rebuild, provide for its people and hold its first credible elections.”

Rian Mcconnell | Rian is a Villanova University graduate who was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a medical degree. His residency was at Thomas Jefferson and its associated Wills Eye Hospital, and he finished his education with fellowships in cataract and corneal surgery at the University of Connecticut. He has a vast experience in ophthalmic surgery, with a focus on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and laser refractive procedures. He serves on the board of Vision Health International, an agency that provides eye care and surgery to indigent patients in Central and South America, in addition to his surgical practice.

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