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33. Fighting rages in Sirte; Gadhafi's son's arrest unconfirmed--CNN

Moatassim Gadhafi was reportedly captured in Sirte

But the National Transitional Council gave no official confirmation

Battles are still raging in Sirte

A new report documents widespread abuse of Gadhafi loyalists

By the CNN Wire Staff

updated 12:46 PM EST, Thu October 13, 2011

Sirte, Libya (CNN) -- Libya's National Transitional Council offered no official confirmation Thursday of the arrest of Moatassim Gadhafi, one of the deposed leader's sons believed to have been captured after a four-hour firefight in Sirte.

Abdallah Naker, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council, said Moatassim Gadhafi was arrested, but the National Transitional Council was not announcing it for security reasons.

Naker cited field commanders in Sirte as his sources for the arrest, but two senior council spokesmen said the report was unconfirmed and a third reportedly denied the claim.

Ali Tarhouni, Libya's interim deputy prime minister and oil minister, dismissed the importance of the arrest.


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  - Libyan Revolution Day 238 updates below, current time in Libya, 3:50am Thursday, October 13  joshcryer   Oct-12-11 08:50 PM   #1 
  - Libyan city of Sirte on the brink of falling  joshcryer   Oct-12-11 08:51 PM   #2 
  - Lets hope...  CJvR   Oct-13-11 09:50 AM   #27 
  - Hey, first rec! What do I win?  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 08:55 PM   #3 
  - Wait, we have positive recs? WTF!  joshcryer   Oct-12-11 08:56 PM   #5 
     - Don't worry  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 09:23 PM   #9 
  - Libyan rebels abuse, torture prisoners, rights group says  joshcryer   Oct-12-11 08:55 PM   #4 
  - Football murder probe opened against Gaddafi's son  joshcryer   Oct-12-11 08:58 PM   #6 
  - Libya's Fighting Guitar Heroes  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 09:03 PM   #7 
  - I hope that first picture is posed, staged  JustABozoOnThisBus   Oct-13-11 08:21 AM   #22 
     - If you click the link you'll see that there is a second picture.  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 08:15 PM   #56 
        - Get that guy some combat boots!  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 02:34 AM   #67 
  - Gadhafi son captured? Rebel reports conflict  joshcryer   Oct-12-11 09:11 PM   #8 
  - It's hard for me to find these threads now  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 10:12 PM   #10 
  - Gaddafi loyalists' last escape route cut off in Sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 11:03 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for the recs  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 11:34 PM   #12 
  - VIDEO: Libyan fighters storming a street in #sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-12-11 11:47 PM   #13 
  - Praise the good people of the Sirte Libyan rebels treated them  tabatha   Oct-12-11 11:58 PM   #14 
  - It's after 7am in Libya--time for hostilities to resume  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 12:15 AM   #15 
  - Libya official: No confirmation Gadhafi son caught  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 12:29 AM   #16 
  - Islamic hard-liners attack rival shrines in Libya  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 04:57 AM   #17 
  - Apres moi, le deluge  JustABozoOnThisBus   Oct-13-11 08:33 AM   #23 
     - NATO is a military organization. This is a crime issue.  tabatha   Oct-13-11 11:09 AM   #28 
        - You're right. NATO/UN forces are not in South Africa  JustABozoOnThisBus   Oct-13-11 12:27 PM   #34 
           - Agreed  tabatha   Oct-13-11 01:22 PM   #35 
           - Wow, that's pretty messed up.  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 08:14 PM   #55 
              - Yep, messed up because those who know nothing want to criticize.  tabatha   Oct-13-11 09:55 PM   #58 
  - Libya's rival military commanders fight war of words  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 04:58 AM   #18 
  - Tripoli celebrates capture of Gaddafi's son  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 05:01 AM   #19 
  - WRAPUP 2-Gaddafi's son captured in Libya's Sirte - NTC (Reuters only ones reporting this)  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 05:04 AM   #20 
  - Libya tour operators eye post-war boom for neglected industry  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 05:07 AM   #21 
  - NTC fighters pull back under heavy fire in Sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 09:23 AM   #24 
  - Military commander in Sirte denies reports of Mutassim's capture  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 09:34 AM   #25 
  - Eni reopens gas pipeline from Libya to Italy  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 09:39 AM   #26 
  - Reports of Mutassim Gaddafi's arrest in Sirte questioned by some NTC figures  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 11:23 AM   #29 
  - It has been denied by Jalil.  tabatha   Oct-13-11 11:36 AM   #31 
  - Video essay: At the Front in Libya's Revolution (Oct. 13)  Iterate   Oct-13-11 11:28 AM   #30 
  - Die-hard Gaddafi loyalists in last ditch Libya battle  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 11:58 AM   #32 
  - Fighting rages in Sirte; Gadhafi's son's arrest unconfirmed--CNN  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 12:15 PM   #33 
  - Libya to investigate 'every penny' in oil graft probe  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 02:06 PM   #36 
  - Pro-soldiers fighting back in Sirte but they have no where to go; new NTC advance up coast road  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 02:13 PM   #37 
  - Alleged mercenaries arrested, held in Sirte  tabatha   Oct-13-11 02:16 PM   #38 
  - Libyans battle to protect ancient treasures from looting  Iterate   Oct-13-11 02:33 PM   #39 
  - 19 killed in Syria clashes, EU slaps sanctions  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 02:46 PM   #40 
  - Battle for Libyan city exposes Gaddafi decadence  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 03:00 PM   #41 
  - NATO helicopter lands to pick up an independent Libya flag from a little girl  Iterate   Oct-13-11 04:59 PM   #42 
  - What did I just see? That was crazy!  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 08:10 PM   #54 
  - LIBYAN REVOLUTION DAY 239: CURRENT TIME IN LIBYA = 12:01 AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 05:02 PM   #43 
  - Gaddafi and the Tuareg, the "Lords of the desert"  Iterate   Oct-13-11 05:05 PM   #44 
  - Making sense of the chaos in Libya's prisons  Iterate   Oct-13-11 05:32 PM   #45 
  - No wages?  upi402   Oct-13-11 06:17 PM   #47 
     - They have been trying very hard to get assets unfrozen.  tabatha   Oct-13-11 06:41 PM   #48 
  - AU better without 'intimidating' Gaddafi - Zuma  tabatha   Oct-13-11 06:13 PM   #46 
  - Libya needs a truth and reconciliation commission.  tabatha   Oct-13-11 06:43 PM   #49 
  - This is disgusting after destroying all resistance. The AU proposed this before all the killing.  Distant Observer   Oct-13-11 07:07 PM   #50 
     - Got a credible link?  ellisonz   Oct-13-11 07:12 PM   #51 
     - I have heard this proposed many times before. T&C  tabatha   Oct-13-11 07:17 PM   #52 
     - Zuma of South Africa  tabatha   Oct-13-11 09:54 PM   #57 
        - Bizzare. How could anyone think that Gaddafi could beat the whole Western military might  Distant Observer   Oct-13-11 11:27 PM   #62 
           - Who is talking about the whole Western military might?  tabatha   Oct-13-11 11:36 PM   #64 
  - AJE: Gaddafi Fighters in Sirte Surrounded  ellisonz   Oct-13-11 07:20 PM   #53 
  - Libya war reaches endgame with 100 loyalists left fighting  pinboy3niner   Oct-13-11 10:23 PM   #59 
  - Gaddafi is being tracked in south Libya by satellite.  ellisonz   Oct-13-11 10:27 PM   #60 
  - Gaddafi's gold-plated chair from Sirte, is now in Misrata.  tabatha   Oct-13-11 10:35 PM   #61 
  - A report on the weapons caches set up by the Gaddafi regime around the area Waden  tabatha   Oct-13-11 11:35 PM   #63 
  - AJA: Tunisia to extradite fmr. Libyan Prime Minister  ellisonz   Oct-14-11 01:06 AM   #65 
  - UK tightens arms export controls after Arab Spring  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 01:46 AM   #66 
  - Guardian: Peter Beaumont audio on friendly fire incident in Sirte  al bupp   Oct-14-11 07:49 AM   #68 
  - UK operations over Libya continue  al bupp   Oct-14-11 08:10 AM   #69 
  - Bangladesh has recognized the NTC  al bupp   Oct-14-11 08:24 AM   #70 
  - Reuters: Libya government tanks try to end Sirte resistance  al bupp   Oct-14-11 08:28 AM   #71 
  - CNN: Report on Gadhafi's home in Sirte and state of Ibn Sina hospital  al bupp   Oct-14-11 09:51 AM   #72 
  - Gaddafi loyalists and Libya NTC trade fire in Tripoli  Iterate   Oct-14-11 10:01 AM   #73 
  - Reuters: UPDATE 1-govt and pro-Gaddafi forces fight in Tripoli  al bupp   Oct-14-11 10:50 AM   #75 
     - and this tweet  tabatha   Oct-14-11 12:07 PM   #76 
  - BBC: Gaddafi loyalists on Libya's western border  al bupp   Oct-14-11 10:15 AM   #74 
  - Tripoli clash update  Iterate   Oct-14-11 01:35 PM   #80 
  - UN says death toll in Syrian uprising tops 3,000  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 12:16 PM   #77 
  - NTC pounds Kadhafi fighters in Sirte, clashes in Tripoli  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 12:25 PM   #78 
  - Summary of today's developments  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 12:43 PM   #79 
  - Tripoli gun battle between pro-, anti-Kadhafi forces: NTC  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 02:21 PM   #81 
  - "To find the $ 2 million in a house in Sirte"  tabatha   Oct-14-11 03:00 PM   #82 
  - U.N. rights chief urges 'immediate' international steps to protect Syrians  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 04:48 PM   #83 
  - LIBYAN REVOLUTION DAY 240: CURRENT TIME IN LIBYA = 12:01 AM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15  pinboy3niner   Oct-14-11 05:01 PM   #84 
  - This is how NATO protects civilians.  Prometheus Bound   Oct-14-11 06:59 PM   #85 
  - Kudos to NATO & the NCT for bending over backwards to get civilians out of Sirte  mark7sys   Oct-14-11 07:47 PM   #86 
  - Welcome to DU.  Prometheus Bound   Oct-14-11 07:50 PM   #87 
  - According to BBC almost every building in Sirte has been partially or completely destroyed  Distant Observer   Oct-14-11 07:53 PM   #88 
  - Yes, I watched that BBC video: "Sirte is being destroyed block by block."  Prometheus Bound   Oct-14-11 08:18 PM   #91 
  - I'm from San Francisco, and Sirte is nothing like my idea of a destroyed city  mark7sys   Oct-14-11 08:24 PM   #92 
     - Same here, compared to Misrata it's extremely localized.  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 08:38 PM   #93 
     - BTW, not sure how long you've been following these threads, but here's comprehensive analyis...  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 08:48 PM   #95 
  - Gaddafi has won on the killing score - by the thousands and thousands and thousands.  tabatha   Oct-14-11 09:33 PM   #97 
  - Residents are "gangsters" for fighting to protect their homes and families?  Prometheus Bound   Oct-14-11 08:42 PM   #94 
     - Who said gangsters?  tabatha   Oct-14-11 09:42 PM   #99 
     - Post 86  Prometheus Bound   Oct-15-11 03:01 AM   #111 
     - What a curious perspective!  mark7sys   Oct-14-11 10:55 PM   #105 
        - You do miss-understand,. Nothing you say reflects the 40 year history.  Distant Observer   Oct-15-11 03:47 AM   #113 
           - Wow. I am all astonishment.  mark7sys   Oct-15-11 07:36 AM   #114 
           - Have you spoken to any Libyans about wealth disitribution?  tabatha   Oct-15-11 09:12 AM   #115 
  - Another pic:  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 08:07 PM   #89 
  - You statement is incorrect.  tabatha   Oct-14-11 09:31 PM   #96 
     - No, NATO and its minions are destroying Sirte.  Prometheus Bound   Oct-15-11 10:37 PM   #118 
  - In the chaos of Sirte, anti-Gaddafi fighters are killing each other  Prometheus Bound   Oct-14-11 08:14 PM   #90 
  - They have since changed tactics.  tabatha   Oct-14-11 09:38 PM   #98 
  - Destruction on Tripoli Street Misrata  tabatha   Oct-14-11 10:28 PM   #100 
  - Oh tab, you took the bait.  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 10:38 PM   #102 
     - No, the hypocrisy is sickening.  tabatha   Oct-14-11 10:44 PM   #104 
  - Scenes of destruction - Misurata main street(Tripoli Street) 6-April-2011 Libya  tabatha   Oct-14-11 10:32 PM   #101 
  - Misrata: Life inside Libya's besieged city  tabatha   Oct-14-11 10:42 PM   #103 
  - Qaddafi-Era Flag Is Said to Have Set Off Gunfire in Tripoli  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 11:24 PM   #106 
  - I read that story and did not believe it.  tabatha   Oct-14-11 11:31 PM   #107 
     - I think it's likely that it happened due to the Oct. 15 Tripoli Festival. They don't want...  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 11:40 PM   #108 
  - More Sirte pictures  tabatha   Oct-14-11 11:41 PM   #109 
  - Week 34 part 4 here:  joshcryer   Oct-14-11 11:53 PM   #110 
  - By the way, does anyone notice anything odd about Angelina Jolie's handshake in the OP pic?  Prometheus Bound   Oct-15-11 03:26 AM   #112 
  - She has not completely closed her hand.  tabatha   Oct-15-11 09:15 AM   #116 
  - Gaddafi home town largely destroyed  Prometheus Bound   Oct-15-11 08:52 PM   #117 

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