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Gaddafi and the Man with the Golden Gun

The search of Colonel Gaddafi’s golden gun, which was seized by rebels when the dictator was captured and killed more than four years ago.

Gabriel Gatehouse returns to Libya in search of Colonel Gaddafi’s golden gun, which was seized by rebels when the dictator was captured and killed more than four years ago. What has happened to the men who posed jubilantly with the pistol, believing it marked the end of the fighting? The search for the golden gun takes us on a journey across a country fragmented into warring factions. The Islamic State militants are exploiting the power vacuum and has taken control of Sirte – Col Gaddafi’s home town where the Libyan leader met his end. Gatehouse uncovers the stories of those associated with the weapon – one man is dead, another traumatised – in his search for what has become a symbol of an unfinished revolution.

(Photo: The gun which is thought was a present to Colonel Gaddafi from one his sons)

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