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Local Libyan national celebrates the fall of Gadhafi

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The news of the death of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's death signals a victory for the people who have fought for months for freedom.

For one Longview man, its a day of liberation for his homeland.

Libyan national Farag Eljoki, has watched his countrymen battle for freedom since the spring.

"If anybody is struggling the whole world should stand up together and do the right thing and support people for their rights and their freedom," says Eljoki

Eljoki could hardly contain his emotions when he heard, the man who oppressed, tortured and murdered his people for 42 years, was dead.

He couldn't even go back to Libya to attend family funerals out of fear of internment.

His family was oppressed and in some cases tortured by the regime--a regime he equates to those of Hitler and Stalin.

In victory, Eljoki says something new must arise. He hopes for a new, free, future for Libya

Eljoki plans on traveling to Libya in January to reunite with his family.

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