Thursday, October 20, 2011
Breaking: Gaddafi dead ...
Ousted Libya leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been killed, a National Transitional Council official has claimed.
Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters news agency the deposed dictator was wounded.
The senior NTC military official said: "He was captured. He's wounded in both legs ... He's been taken away by ambulance."
It was later reported Gaddafi had died from his injuries.
"He was also hit in his head," the official said. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."
A senior official with Libya's National Transitional Council told Reuters Gaddafi was captured near his hometown of Sirte at dawn as he tried to flee in a convoy that came under attack from NATO warplanes.
A Libyan fighter claimed Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in his hometown of Sirte shouting: "Don't shoot, don't shoot.
Epitaph for a scumbag:
Video showing Gaddafi alive - just after capture:
Posted by Steve Douglass at 5:45 AM