Muammar Gaddafi Dead After Firefight in Sirte – VIDEO

October 20, 2011

Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs near his hometown of Sirte at dawn on Thursday, National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid said.

A photo by AFP that seems to show the body of Muammar Gaddafi.

Majid reported the capture after Libyan interim government fighters took the town on Thursday, extinguishing the last significant resistance by forces loyal to the former leader and ending a two-month siege.

“He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance,” the senior NTC military official told Reuters by telephone.

Gaddafi was trying to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked, Majid said. The head of Gaddafi’s armed forces Abu Bakr Younus Jabr had been killed during the capture of the Libyan ex-leader, he added.

Majid said NATO warplanes struck the convoy and hit four cars as it headed west. Ahmed Ibrahim, a cousin and adviser of Gaddafi, was also captured.

In the capital Tripoli, sounds of gun shots were heard and people cheered in the street: “God is Great, God is Great, Gaddafi has been captured.”

Video by Al Jazeera Network

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3 Responses to Muammar Gaddafi Dead After Firefight in Sirte – VIDEO

  1. Nalliah Thayabharan says:

    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

  2. Well I’m sure Libya will be better off without him, we made sure he will never bother anyone again, they seem happy in libya now that Gadaffi is gone, the rebels do anyway. The Italians speak very highly of him though and of libya, it was tops on the list of the best countries in Africa, of course thats not saying much considering the countries in Africa, but all people got free healthcare and education and housing was supposedly decent according to the Italians who had been there and did business with them, but he was a dictator, just like the egyptian president and the Syrian president we got rid of , we sure are cleaning up Africa, and now we have American troops going down there and cleaning up some army that is really violent in Uganda, but we are not going to fight with them, only in self defense, George Soros has a lot of business dealings there too, but that has nothing ot do with it, of course. We were threatebned by Iran too , it sounded like war for awhile there, I know they would like to kill us, they just caught 5 terrorists who were going to attack us here but instead we had a lottery and 4, 500 Iranians won and will be coming here, funny how things work out, so when do we kill Chavez? he must be on some kind of a list, he is a Dictator right?

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