Muammar Gaddafi dead after being captured, reports say

By on Oct 20, 2011 in Africa, International, Politics Comments

Updated: October 20, 2011 11:25 p.m.

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Former Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi is dead after being captured by National Transitional Council (NTC) officials, and was said to have been reported by NTC television station Al-Ahrar.

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According to the latest update of CNN on Thursday, October 20, 2011, an unconfirmed report from Libya is saying that Gaddafi was killed after he was captured by NTC.

On the other hand, a NTC military spokesman denied to CNN that Gadhafi was captured or dead. Libyan Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam earlier confirmed that a ‘big fish’ was captured.

Apparently, CNN showed during a live TV report a photo of a bloody face of someone who looks like Gaddafi, and was said to have been sourced by AFP news agency.

CNN admitted that the said photo has not been authenticated and cleared that none of the reports could be independently verified as of this moment. NATO and the US government also did not confirm the reports.

Nevertheless, Libyan revolutionary fighters, who claimed that they have already seized Sirte, Gaddafi‘s hometown, are now celebrating in the streets upon hearing the news about Gaddafi‘s death.

Meanwhile, a press conference by the NTC is being expected hours from now announcing the latest report about the deposed Libyan leader.

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