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Libya Government: Muammar Gaddafi Dead

 
 
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Via Al Jazeera:

Abdul Hakim Belhaj, a NTC military chief, has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte.

The body of the former Libyan leader was taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, a NTC official said.

"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 in the city of Misrata, told Reuters.

Earlier, Jamal abu-Shaalah, a field commander of NTC, told Al Jazeera that the toppled leader had been caught.

"He's captured. He's wounded in both legs ... He's been taken away by ambulance," Abdel Majid, a senior NTC military official said.

A photograph taken on a mobile phone appeared to show Gaddafi heavily bloodied, but it was not possible to confirm the authenticity of this.

The news came shortly after the NTC captured Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, after weeks of fighting.

Watch Al Jazeera's live reporting from Libya here.

More to come as the story develops.

AlterNet / By AlterNet Staff

Posted at October 20, 2011, 3:08am

 
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