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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Awad Abdulrahman has lived in Worthington since 1994, but he returned to his homeland of Libya in April to help in the fight against Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorial regime. Abdulrahman returned home Oct. 4 after suffering injuries from a grenade.

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WORTHINGTON -- Awad Abdulrahman sat on the couch at the home of a fellow Libyan friend Monday afternoon, the flag of his home country proudly displayed behind him.

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Up until a few weeks ago, Abdulrahman was in Libya, fighting soldiers recruited by the country's dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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