Gadhafi's 'Dead' Daughter Really Alive

Rebels find evidence of Hana Gadhafi
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2011 12:48 PM CDT
Moammar Gadhafi, left, stands in front of damaged helmets during a tour of his destroyed home, which the United States bombed in 1986 in an attack he claimed killed his adopted daughter, Hana.   (AP Photo/ Abdel Magid Al Fergany)
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(Newser) – The adopted daughter that Moammar Gadhafi has always claimed died in a US bombing in 1986 appears to have lived, grown up, and become a doctor. The Irish Times found documents that seem to prove as much in Gadhafi’s Bab Azizia compound in Tripoli. In a room that appears to belong to the not-so-late Hana Gadhafi they found papers showing she’d studied medicine at a Libyan university and English at the British Council, along with photos.

One of the photos even shows Hana alongside her sister, Aisha. Some Libyans had long suspected that Gadhafi concocted the story of his infant daughter's death to garner sympathy for himself as a victim of western aggression. Hana would have been six months old at the time of the strike that supposedly killed her.

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