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March 30th, 2011
07:18 PM ET

Ahmad to Gadhafi: "If I were to see his face, I would strangle him"

    TOBRUK, Libya (CNN) - Like everyone else, Aisha Ahmad watched the riveting drama unfold in a Tripoli hotel as a desperate woman burst into a dining room filled with journalists, sobbing, screaming, wanting the world to know she had been raped by 15 of Moammar Gadhafi's militia men.        

    The arresting images of how swiftly the woman, Eman al-Obeidy, 29, and the journalists were stifled stirred viewers around the world. But perhaps none more so than Ahmad. This was her daughter. And she was enraged. Just weeks before, Ahmad might have wept in silence. But now, with war engulfing Libya and its future hanging in the balance, Ahmad feared Gadhafi no more.

    "If I were to see his face, I would strangle him," she told CNN in an interview at her modest home in the eastern coastal city of Tobruk.

   CNN Phographer Khalil Abdallah was eating breakfast in the hotel, when Aisha Ahmad's daughter Eman al-Obeidy burst in on Saturday. What happened next was unexpected and violent. Khalil, the CNN Photographer, told his story to Michael Holmes on Tuesday.

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  1. hussein

    inshallah it will happen 2there family 2... Dear sista may allah be with you and you family. Amin ya rabbi <3

    March 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John Bosco

    This is one of the more reasons narcissists, &despots alike, should be inflicted with a comensurate measure of corporate inducement applicable for them to experience the pangs of the systemic aberration, impecunious living-standard & cataclysmic misanthropy they have created!

    March 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nnonyelu Chibueze

    I believe that when the power of love will replace the love for power, the world wil be a very lively and peaceful place.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. adekanye eedris aaloma

    Gadhafi is not a man of god.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Addra

    CNN U' guyz re not telln d world truth of what happening , U' bias in ur report. u only report dat ur western counterpart has train. U need undate d world abt ivory coast nd odas.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Paul

    Gadaffi should be more cautious in the way he handles the crisis in Libya. He should now that he will answer for all that happens in the contrary in that nation.International criminal court of justice should not sleep.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. teeylawla

    This is uncall for and justice must be done to these calous soldiers. Every human right organisations sholud up and speak for this innocent girl.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ojumola winnie

    This is patetic&absolutely unnecessary.Why are women&d girl child made to bear d brunt of war&civil unrest?its sad,wit all d un conventions&resolutions of which d greater percentage of nations are signatory,s.Its traumatic not 2 mention d social stigma,dis trend has 2 stop.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. zainab Atimah Ibrahim

    What an inhuman way to treat a fellow human being!

    March 31, 2011 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Kawu

    Rape is a serious sin to the general humanity,as inversions into islamic states in the name of protecting civilians.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. John luta

    It quiet unfortunate for a twenty nine years old lady to have been raped by 15 my question is, can't the world power do something about this hurrible situation?or is the soul called Gadhafi greater than the world power organization?the world power act very fast before it will go off hand.

    March 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Emmanuel

    what is the international community doing about that now?

    April 3, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |