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.
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.