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Irish-born man killed by regime loyalists in Libya

Published 12/03/2011 | 05:00

A COMPUTER engineer with dual Libyan-Irish nationality was killed in an offensive led by a senior figure in Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Rami el-Kaleh (28) -- who was born in Waterford -- was killed in Benghazi on Tuesday night.

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It's understood the young man, who lived in Tripoli, was shot in the back while driving with a friend. He had been visiting family in Benghazi when the revolt erupted against Col Gaddafi's regime.

Mr el-Kaleh was an unarmed volunteer who was on patrol when his car came under fire. He died en route to hospital.

Waterford people last night expressed shock at the killing. A local source said Mr el-Kaleh's family had left Ireland in the 1980s.

Irish Independent

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