| Libyan Army|
| Mahdi al-Arabi|
| Deputy Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army|
2011 Libyan civil war
2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive
First Battle of Zawiya
Second Battle of Zawiya
Libyan Civil War, Second Battle of Zawiya
Muammar Gaddafi, Abdullah Senussi, Mansour Dhao, Khamis Gaddafi, Abu‑Bakr Yunis Jabr
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mahdi al-Arabi Wikipedia
Mahdi al-Arabi, is a Libyan Brigadier-General who served under the Libyan Armed Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. He was the deputy chief of staff of the Libyan army. During the 2011 Libyan civil war he was put in charge of helping to suppress protests, most notably in the Libyan city of Zawiya.
On 21 August, anti-Gaddafi forces reportedly arrested Arabi in Zawiya. Video purportedly of Arabi in detention was posted to YouTube on 11 September.