Momar Gadhafi Killed [Videos of Gaddafi's Body Added]


Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi is dead, according to a spokesman for the Transitional National Council.

Qaddafi died of wounds suffered during his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, Reuters and Sky News reported. U.S. officials say they are working to confirm the TNC's claim.

"Qaddafi is dead. He is absolutely dead ... he was shot in both legs and in the head. The body will be arriving in Misrata soon," media spokesman Abdullah Berrassali told Sky News.

The Transitional National Council's UK spokesman, Mahmoud Nacua, warned that there was "not enough information" to confirm Qaddafi's capture, and a former TNC spokesman in Britain, Guma al Gamati told Sky News that "this is not confirmed."

Sirte, Qaddafi's hometown and the last bastion of his supporters, was the last holdout against TNC forces. The town's capture, which both military officials and new regime political sources said was expected later Thursday, would pave the way for the TNC to officially take control of Libya and move its headquarters away from its Benghazi stronghold in the east to the capital, Tripoli.

[Update - mp] Here's the alleged death photo.


Still awaiting confirmation.

Update: Reports are that he was killed in the ambulance after surrendering or being captured. He was in uniform. War crime? Or did he try to resist or escape in the ambulance?

Nahhh.... not Obi-One's boys... they wouldn't murder captured soldiers. Surely the Muj wouldn't do that. Maybe Saddam was just lucky the Americans captured him because, you know, the Americans make sure you get a fair trial. The Muj? Not so much.

Update II: Several videos showing anti-Ghaddafi forces celebrating with the body are below the fold. The last one is raw footage. Hat Tip: Octavia.

Update by DMartyr: Video added.

Posted by: Howie at 08:57 AM


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