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  אב 27, 5768 , 28/08/08

Lebanon Indicts Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi

Lebanon has indicted Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of involvement in the disappearance and presumed murder of Iranian-born Shi'ite Muslim leader Imam Musa al-Sadr in 1978. Al-Sadr was the founder of the Amal terrorist group that later captured missing Israeli airman Ron Arad when his aircraft was shot down over Lebanon in 1986. The Hizbullah terrorist organization eventually split off from the group.

A Lebanese radio station reported Wednesday that the Lebanese government issued the warrant for Gaddafi's arrest after allegedly viewing new evidence. The court documents stated that the government believes al-Sadr and his two aides were kidnapped during a visit to the North African nation. Libya has denied the charge.

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