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    Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi addressed a mass rally at Al-Hani, Libya, last week (4 December) to commemorate the defeat of Italian forces by Libyan nationalists in 1911.

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    Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi addressed a mass rally at Al-Hani, Libya, last week (4 December) to commemorate the defeat of Italian forces by Libyan nationalists in 1911.

    Col. Gaddafi related the current situation in the Arab world to the events of 1911. He said "we cannot safeguard the objectives of the martyrs at the Al-Hani battle unless we realise Arab unity, as defeats may strike the Arab homeland if it is divided and disunited." He went on to say that "the Arab nation should study history and know that Arab unity has been the main necessity for the liberation of Palestine, industrialisation of oil, protection of our own resources and independence and achievement of our prosperity and progress."
    Col. Gaddafi was accompanied at the ceremony by the visiting leader of Oman, Sultan Qabus Bin Said. The two men laid a wreath at the memorial to the battle of Al-Hani and watched a procession of Col. Gaddafi's supporters.

    SYNOPSIS: A mass rally was held last week at Al-Hani in Libya, to commemorate the victory of Libyan nationalists over Italian forces in 1911.

    Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi, in his address to the crowd, noted the similarity of the events in 1911 to the situation in the Arab world today. He said that "the Arab nation should study history, and know that Arab unity has been the main necessity for the liberation of Palestine, industrialisation of oil, and the independence and achievement of prosperity and progress."
    The monument at Al-Hani commemorates the Libyans who died fighting the Italians over sixty-years ago.

    Colonel Gaddafi was accompanied by Sultan Qabus Bin Said, the visiting leader of Oman, in laying a wreath at the monument.

    Veterans of the 1911 conflict joined supporters of the Libyan leader, in a procession honouring Colonel Gaddafi and Sultan Qabus.

    Colonel Gaddafi said that, to safeguard the objectives of the martyrs of Al-Hani, Arab unity must be realised, "as defeats may strike the Arab homeland if it is divided and disunited."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAG2ITY1APTD2VQ0AWYM3W4JIH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAG2ITY1APTD2VQ0AWYM3W4JIH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
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    N/A

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