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Service/branch  Libyan Army
Rank  Brigadier general
Name  Mahdi al-Arabi
Years of service  ? –2011

Mahdi al-Arabi Capture of Gaddafis General Mahdi alArabi YouTube
Commands held  Deputy Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army
Battles/wars  2011 Libyan civil war 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive First Battle of Zawiya Second Battle of Zawiya
Battles and wars  Libyan Civil War, Second Battle of Zawiya
Similar  Muammar Gaddafi, Abdullah Senussi, Mansour Dhao, Khamis Gaddafi, Abu‑Bakr Yunis Jabr

Allegiance  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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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.

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