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    Muammar Gaddafi 'killed' in gun battle - Africa - Al Jazeera English

    Reports say that toppled leader and the head of his armed forces have both been killed, following the fall of Sirte.

    Last Modified: 20 Oct 2011 12:30

    A senior NTC official has said that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte.

    Another NTC commander said that Moussa Ibrahim, former spokesman for Muammar Gaddafi's fallen government, was also captured near the Sirte.

    Abdul Hakim Al Jalil, commander of the 11th brigade, also said he had seen the body of the chief of Gaddafi's armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr.

    "I've seen him with my own eyes," he said and showed Reuters a picture of Jabr's body.

    "Moussa Ibrahim was also captured and both of them were transferred to (our) operations room."

    Earlier, Jamal abu-Shaalah, a field commander of NTC, told Al Jazeera that the toppled leader had been seized, but it was not clear whether he was dead or alive.

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

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

    NATO and the US state department said it cannot confirm any reports. Meanwhile in Benghazi, crowds gathered in the streets to start celebrating the reports of Gaddafi's death.

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    Sep 2003
    who's next?

    assad of syria or saleh of yemen?

    SIRTE, Libya - Former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya's interim rulers said.

    His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.

    "He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head," National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."

    Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi, who was in his late 60s, was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked. He said he had been taken away by an ambulance.

    There was no independent confirmation of his remarks.

    An anti-Gaddafi fighter said Gaddafi had been found hiding in a hole in the ground and had said "Don't shoot, don't shoot" to the men who grabbed him.

    His capture followed within minutes of the fall of Sirte, a development that extinguished the last significant resistance by forces loyal to the deposed leader.

    The capture of Sirte and the death of Gaddafi means Libya's ruling NTC should now begin the task of forging a new democratic system which it had said it would get under way after the city, built as a showpiece for Gaddafi's rule, had fallen.

    Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians, was toppled by rebel forces on Aug. 23 after 42 years of one-man rule over the oil-producing North African state.

    NTC fighters hoisted the red, black and green national flag above a large utilities building in the centre of a newly-captured Sirte neighbourhood and celebratory gunfire broke out among their ecstatic and relieved comrades.

    Hundreds of NTC troops had surrounded the Mediterranean coastal town for weeks in a chaotic struggle that killed and wounded scores of the besieging forces and an unknown number of defenders.

    NTC fighters said there were a large number of corpses inside the last redoubts of the Gaddafi troops. It was not immediately possible to verify that information.

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    Sep 2003
    Assad will be a tough cookie. The rebels in Libya was able to get NATO and US air power, as aurhorized by the UN. Syria was able to block such support with the help of Russia and China. I wonder if NATO will act unilaterally against Assad...

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    Feb 2009
    another one bites the dust, another one bites the dust, another one bites the dust

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    Sep 2003
    yung mga rebels, nakuha yung baril!
    pinakikita sa BBC. parang .45 ang hitsura.

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    Jan 2011
    Naging kawawa kung napanood nyo sa video ng Aljazeera-Arabic, Big celebration para sa Libya

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    Jul 2006
    His son Mutassim and his chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, were also killed. - CNN

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    Jul 2006
    looks like a gold desert eagle

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    Dec 2005

    Now,- who and how will they run that oil-rich country?....


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    Sep 2003
    Graphic Video!

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