Thursday, 20 October 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi killed, died of wounds - NTC (FIRST PHOTOS)

An image captured off a cellular phone camera shows the arrest of Libya's strongman Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011 (AFP Photo / Philippe Desmazes

NTC military chief Bel Haj has confirmed that Colonel Gaddafi has been killed. The fugitive leader died of wounds sustained during his capture near Sirte. Earlier the NTC reported Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs.

Gaddafi’s corpse has already been delivered to Misrata, according to Al Arabiya.
There have also been reports that anti-Gaddafi forces have captured the colonel’s son Motassim in the fallen stronghold of Sirte. An NTC commander claims he is also dead.

NTC leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil will address the Libyan nation shortly.

According to Reuters, Gaddafi was wounded and captured near Sirte while trying to flee in a convoy which was attacked by NATO. A NATO official says the alliance is checking reports of Gaddafi's capture.

The Netherlands' prime minister, however, confirms Gaddafi’s detention.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that the war in Libya is “over.

The European Union said in a statement that the death of Muammar Gaddafi marks the “end of era despotism.”

A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter looks through a large concrete pipe where ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was allegedly captured, with a dead loyalist gunmen in the foreground, in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on October 20, 2011 (AFP Photo / Philippe Desmazes)

White House officials say they monitor the reports but cannot confirm Gaddafi’s status.

A Libyan government fighter says Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in Sirte, shouting "don't shoot, don't shoot."

An NTC official says the head of Gaddafi's armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, was killed during the capture of the Libyan ex-leader.

The news comes shortly after the NTC forces took control over Gaddafi's home town of Sirte.

On Tuesday, during her visit to Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she hoped Muammar Gaddafi would be captured or killed. 

However, pro-Gaddafi media denies the reports that the colonel has been killed as “nothing but rumors.” According to Al-Libiya television website, Muammar Gaddafi “is in good health.” The news outlet also warns against fake pictures of a slain Gaddafi that have appeared in the internet.


Green Committees have confirmed that the leader is alive

Green Committees have confirmed that the leader is alive, and that the enemy is seeking to take advantage of his being currently out of communications. The aim is to please Hillary Clinton who barked at her Arab slaves that she wants Muammar Qaddafi “dead or alive.”

1 comment:

  1. Gaddafi who was captured alive, should have been treated as prisoner of war and put on trial. But Gaddafi was indeed killed in the back of a truck. Killing of Gaddafi really raise some questions about the command and discipline of the anti- Gaddafi forces and what Libya is going to be like in future under the control of anti- Gaddafi forces.
    - Nalliah Thayabharan