|Allegiance||Libyan Arab Jamahiriya|
|Years of service||? –2011|
|Commands held||Deputy Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army|
Mahdi al-Arabi, is a Libyan Brigadier-General who served under the Libyan Armed Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. He was the deputy chief of staff of the Libyan army. During the 2011 Libyan civil war he was put in charge of helping to suppress protests, most notably in the Libyan city of Zawiya.
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