Gaddafi Killed in Sirte

Posted on October 24, 2011

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According to NTC military chief Abdul Hakim Belhaj, Colonel Gaddafi has reportedly died. After being captured this morning outside of Sirte, he was fatally wounded.

The military chief reported that the former despot died on the morning of October 20, 2011. He then reported that he had died of his wounds after capture.
The body of the deceased dictator was held by the NTC, and was taken to a secure area for security reasons.
“Gaddafi’s body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons,” Mohamed Abdel Kafi, an NTC official told Reuters.
Another NTC official Abdel Majid reported that “[Gaddafi’s] captured. He’s wounded in both legs… He’s been taken away by an ambulance.”
AFP News reported on a different NTC official Mohamed Leith had been captured, and was “seriously wounded,” but still breathing.
The young rebel who reportedly captured Gaddafi in the center of Sirte stated that Gaddafi yelled “don’t shoot!” upon being found. The soldier later shot a golden pistol into the air, which he supposedly took from Gaddafi.
The former spokesman of the fallen empire, Moussa Ibrahim, was also captured. The chief of Gaddafi’s armed forces Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, was reportedly killed.
Abdul Hakim Al Jalil, commander of the 11th NTC brigade said “I’ve seen him with my own eyes,” when speaking about Jabr’s body. He then showed Reuters a picture of the dead chief.
A mobile picture of Gaddafi’s face, bloodied and possibly lifeless, has also been circulating. However, authenticity has yet to be confirmed.
This news broke shortly after Libyan rebels reportedly secured the city of Sirte 220 miles outside of Tripoli. The battle has been raging for the past few weeks. However, the tide turned to the favor of the revolutionaries about two weeks ago.
NATO and U.S. officials still cannot confirm the reports now coming out of Libya.
Celebration has begun around Libya, from Tripoli to Sirte, where the despot was reportedly captured. Car horns, celebratory gunfire, and crowds of joyful revolutionaries can be heard all throughout the major liberated cities.
Reported By Ian Siepker
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