Ali Abdullah Saleh
President of Yemen, Survived
On 3 June 2011, Saleh was injured in a bomb attack on his presidential compound. A few weeks before the case, the president went back on from an agreement he signed with the opposition, in which it was agreed that he would resign within a month.
“If (Yemen) is engulfed in a civil war, they will be responsible for it and the bloodshed”
President of the General National Congress in Libya, Survived
On 4 January 2013, he had been visiting the town with a GNC delegation as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at helping the government restore security and crack down on smuggling operations in the south of the country. Magarief told reporters that his hotel was attacked by gunmen, triggering a three-hour gun battle with his personal bodyguards in which three of them were injured.
“He (Saif al-Islam Qaddafi) will stand a trial. We will do our utmost to make sure it is a fair trial. After trial, he will pay his dues, then he will be an ordinary citizen in Libya… this is the new democratic Libya, a just Libya, a fair Libya.”
President of Zimbabwe, Survived
President of Venezuela, Survived
On 4 August 2018, at least two drones armed with explosives detonated in the area where Maduro was delivering an address to military officers in Venezuela. The Venezuelan government claims the event was a targeted attempt to assassinate Maduro, though the cause and intention of the explosions is debated. Others have suggested the incident was a false flag operation designed by the government to justify repression of opposition in Venezuela.
"What fuck do I give that Europe does not recognize me, that Washington does not recognize me. I care about what the Venezuelan people say"
Ali Abdullah Saleh
Former President of Yemen, Died
On 4 December 2017, Saleh's house in Sana'a was assaulted by fighters of the Houthi movement, according to residents. Saleh was killed on his way to Ma'rib while trying to flee into Saudi-controlled territories after a rocket-propelled grenade struck and disabled his vehicle in an ambush and he was subsequently shot in the head by a Houthi sniper, something his party denied.
“I call upon the brothers in neighbouring states and the alliance to stop their aggression, lift the siege, open the airports and allow food aid and the saving of the wounded and we will turn a new page by virtue of our neighbourliness...We will deal with them in a positive way and what happened to Yemen is enough.”
Former Prime Minister of Libya, Died
On 20 October 2011, Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces. He was killed shortly afterwards. The NTC initially claimed he died from injuries sustained in a firefight when loyalist forces attempted to free him, although a graphic video of his last moments show rebel fighters beating him and one of them sodomizing him with a bayonet before he was shot several times as he pleaded for his life.
“I am not going to leave this land... I will die as a martyr at the end... I shall remain, defiant. Muammar is leader of the revolution until the end of time."