He is the second son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife Safia Farkash.He was a part of his father's inner circle, performing public relations and diplomatic roles on his behalf.

He was killed shortly afterwards. In the heady days of 1969 - when he seized power in a bloodless military coup - and the early 1970s, Muammar Gaddafi was a handsome and charismatic young army officer. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (Arabic: سيف الإسلام معمر القذافي ‎; born 25 June 1972) is a Libyan political figure. Qaddafi had ruled for more than four decades when he was ousted by a revolt in August 2011. After evading capture for several weeks, he was killed by rebel forces in October 2011.

A Libyan militia says it has freed Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the country’s late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, after more than five years in captivity.. The son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plans to run for president in the country's 2018 elections, a family spokesman has said. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has prepared a … A Nato air strike has killed Muammar Gaddafi's youngest son and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan official in Tripoli said, while accusing the alliance of trying to assassinate the Libyan leader. Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya, was captured and killed on 20 October 2011 during the Battle of Sirte.Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces.
Muammar al-Qaddafi, also spelled Muammar Khadafy, Moammar Gadhafi, or Muʿammar al-Qadhdhāfī, (born 1942, near Surt, Libya—died October 20, 2011, Surt), de facto leader of Libya (1969–2011).