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Afghan war veteran Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi photographed in the living room of one of his three houses in Darnah. Al Hasadi was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 after returning from Afghanistan and detained by the Americans for several months before being handed over to the Libyan authorities who detained him until 2008. Although he has given conflicting accounts of his reasons for being in Afghanistan it is widely believed he was there fighting against the American led invasion. When the revolution began he quickly became a military leader of revolutionary forces from Darnah and was said to command over a 1000 men.