Safia Farkash Gaddafi is said to have exiled to Algeria in August with three of her children. She is calling for an investigation into the death of her husband, Muammar. What a life this woman has lived. I’m sure she has had untold riches, and privileges most only an Islamic dictator’s wife could dream of. One child has been a U.N. Good Will Ambassador, another an engineer and footballer, one an attorney. At least one married a cousin. Some are/were known to be as vicious and bizarre as their father.
The whole world knows Col. Gaddafi loved nurses and usually had a buxom blonde nurse by his side. Safia was a nurse once upon a time. As a nurse, she cared for The Curly-Haired-One while he is was in the hospital for appendicitis. They married in 1970 or 1971. She reportedly birthed six sons and one daughter for him. There are also unconfirmed reports that they adopted two children.
This report says that Galina Kolotnitska, Gaddafi’s nurse and travel companion, was pregnant with her second child. It doesn’t explicitly say that the Gaddafi is the father of either.
Muammar Gaddafi has a son from a marriage before he met Safia. Muhammad Gaddafi (1970) is Gaddafi’s oldest son. His mother was Fatiha al-Nuri. Muhammad reportedly surrendered to the National Transitional Council in August 2011, but little else is known about his condition today.
Children of Safia and Muammar believed to be still alive:
Saif al-Islam (1972) – He is believed to have been captured the same day his father died, but reports are unconfirmed.
Saadi (1973), believed to be in Niger with his mother and other siblings.
Hannibal (1976) – in exile with his mother in Algeria
Ayesha or Aisha (1976) – married her father’s cousin in 2006. He died in July 2011. We can hope they had no children. Ayesha is believed to be in exile in Algeria.
Hanna (1985) – possibly an adopted daughter still alive, although there were many reports that she died when Reagan bombed Gaddafi’s compound in 1986.
Milad – possibly an adopted son.
Children of Safia and Muammar believed dead:
Mo’tassim (1977) – killed on the same day his father died.
Saif al-Arab (1982) – believed dead from an airstrike on Tripoli April 2011.
Khamis (1983) – reportedly killed in battle in August 2011.