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Libyan PM who overthrew Gaddafi dies of Coronavirus

 International Desk

 Published: 10:37 AM, 6 April 2020  

Mahmoud Jibril

Mahmoud Jibril

Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has died of coronavirus infection. The news was confirmed by his party, the National Forces Alliance (NFA), report AFP and Al Jazeera

Mahmoud Jibril was admitted to the Ganjori Specialized Hospital in Cairo on March 21 after suffering a heart attack. Three days later, he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Then he was shifted at the hospital's intensive care unit. At one point, he died suddenly at noon on Sunday.

Mahmoud Jibril played a significant role in the overthrow of Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. He then established NFA the following year with the responsibility of leading the country.

Before joining the revolution in 2011, Mahmoud Jibril was an economic adviser to the Gaddafi government. Later, he was elected the heads of the rebel group National Interim Council (NTC). His interim government supported NATO in overthrowing Gaddafi government and killing him.