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78. Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown
Edited on Thu Oct-20-11 07:37 AM by joshcryer
Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown
Former Libyan leader Muammar 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."

So far: Gaddafi shot in fire fight, Gaddafi killed in convoy, Gaddafi found in a hole in the ground... not sure how they can report this as true. Gaddafi is a propagandist. He's been "hiding in the south of Libya" for weeks and weeks. We need the body. edit: I literally posted that at the same time others have showed the pic of the body.
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  -Libyan Revolution Week 35 part 3 joshcryer  Oct-19-11 07:45 PM   #0 
  - Libyan Revolution Day 245 updates below, current time in Libya, 2:46am Thursday, October 20  joshcryer   Oct-19-11 07:46 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for the pic of the revolutionaries' new super-top-secret Death Star weapon  pinboy3niner   Oct-19-11 10:22 PM   #6 
  - Sirte fighter indignant at level of citys destruction  joshcryer   Oct-19-11 07:56 PM   #2 
  - Intense fighting continues in Sirte  joshcryer   Oct-19-11 08:23 PM   #3 
  - Libya PM: Qaddafi recruiting for a comeback  joshcryer   Oct-19-11 08:27 PM   #4 
  - I doubt Gaddafi can buy that many fighters lives nor arm them effectively...  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 12:17 AM   #11 
  - Really, really, really good video  tabatha   Oct-19-11 10:21 PM   #5 
  - This man Abdulkareem AlKameety found 1million Dollars  tabatha   Oct-19-11 10:25 PM   #7 
  - Libya's disappearing dinars and funding a revolution  tabatha   Oct-19-11 10:27 PM   #8 
  - As the war sputters on, NATO opts to remain in Libya  pinboy3niner   Oct-19-11 11:29 PM   #9 
  - Surpize!! Who'd ever thunk??  inna   Oct-20-11 04:33 AM   #18 
  - UN chief meets with Yemeni Nobel peace laureate  pinboy3niner   Oct-19-11 11:55 PM   #10 
  - VIDEO: Libya forces relaunch Sirte assault (Reuters, 1:05)  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 12:28 AM   #12 
  - Libyan fighters overrun last positions of Gadhafi loyalists in Sirte, city falls, witnesses say - AP  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 03:58 AM   #13 
  - AP reports final push began around 8am and was over in 90 minutes  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 04:12 AM   #14 
  - Government forces have captured the last remaining Gaddafi positions in Sirte, Reuters confirms  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 04:20 AM   #15 
     - Reuters: Libyan govt forces say complete capture of Sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 04:24 AM   #16 
  - AJE Live Stream just showed live footage of NTC fighters celebrating victory in Sirte nt  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 04:28 AM   #17 
  - Libyan fighters capture Gadhafi hometown of Sirte (more details)  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 04:45 AM   #19 
  - How many lives would have been saved if they had just laid down their arms?  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 05:00 AM   #21 
  - There are reports that some Gaddafi loyalists are continuing to fight in Sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 04:54 AM   #20 
  - Let's hope Mutassim get's his due.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 05:05 AM   #23 
  - Libya: fall of Sirte - live updates (from The Guardian):  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:01 AM   #22 
  - Libya forces capture Sirte, last pro-Gaddafi holdout  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:08 AM   #24 
  - Reuters: Libyan fighters hoist govt flag above captured Sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:15 AM   #25 
  - BBC: Anti-Gaddafi forces 'seize Sirte' - story and video (0:56)  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:24 AM   #26 
  - Reuters Timeline: Libya's civil war nears end  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 05:34 AM   #27 
  - LOL! Alaeddin Muntasser, a Malta based volunteer helping aid efforts to Libya, quips:  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:35 AM   #28 
  - Al-Jazeera is being cautious about reports that Sirte has fallen, The Guardian reports  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:37 AM   #29 
  - Al Jazeera now confirming that Sirte has fallen or is in final stage of falling  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:48 AM   #31 
     - Wow, this is great news if true.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:00 AM   #33 
     - Most important aspect of this if true, ZERO NATO strikes in Sirte since Oct. 12.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:05 AM   #35 
        - True. Summary of NATO strikes for last 2 weeks:  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:17 AM   #38 
  - New York Times Photo Gallery: Battle for Libya (sorted by month)  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 05:41 AM   #30 
  - AP Update:  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 05:54 AM   #32 
  - BREAKING, AJE: Muammar and Mutassim Gaddafi both reported in convoy trying to flee Sirte  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:00 AM   #34 
  - "We are chasing some big names"--NTC Minister of Information Mahmoud Shammam  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:11 AM   #36 
  - BREAKING: One Libyan TV channel reporting Moammar Gaddafi has been captured  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:13 AM   #37 
  - I hope it's true. Seeing lots of reports about major Tripoli celebrations.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:18 AM   #39 
  - One NTC official tells AJE Gaddafi captured, wounded in both legs (still unconfirmed) nt  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:19 AM   #40 
     - Came to post that. Quite great if true.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:20 AM   #41 
        - It's great that AJE is staying with live coverage  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:27 AM   #44 
           - delete  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:32 AM   #46 
           - If this is true...  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 06:34 AM   #47 
  - Celebrations are crazy in Tripoli right now, AJE reporter can barely be heard over the noise:  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:25 AM   #42 
  - Hope it is...  CJvR   Oct-20-11 06:39 AM   #50 
  - Reuters is quoting NTC official Abdel Majid as saying Gaddafi has been wounded in both legs.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:26 AM   #43 
  - AJE: Reporting he is critically injured.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 06:39 AM   #51 
  - AJE getting more reports that Gaddafi and spokesman Moussa Ibrahim have been captured  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 06:30 AM   #45 
  - Libyan govt fighter in Sirte tells Reuters he witnessed capture of Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:35 AM   #48 
  - AJE (LIVE): Gaddafi critically injured, or shot in the legs. Libyan TV says he's dead.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:37 AM   #49 
  - Live video here  agentS   Oct-20-11 06:39 AM   #52 
  - Reuters is thinking it's true: Gaddafi captured and wounded: NTC official  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:40 AM   #53 
  - Libyan govt fighter says Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in Sirte, shouting "don't shoot, don't shoot"  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:41 AM   #54 
  - AJE: Has reports he is dead; seperate firefight from convoy.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 06:55 AM   #55 
  - Darn. Now we'll have people grieving Gaddafi's failure to meet justice.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:56 AM   #56 
     - Rope...  CJvR   Oct-20-11 07:00 AM   #58 
     - I would have liked to see him sitting in front of a court room for all the world to see his acts.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:01 AM   #59 
        - It's been a long haul  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 07:09 AM   #65 
        - What do you think, a wrapup week?  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:12 AM   #66 
        - Cornered...  CJvR   Oct-20-11 07:43 AM   #83 
        - I'd always hoped for a trial as well,  Iterate   Oct-20-11 07:42 AM   #82 
     - Maybe it's for the better...  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:02 AM   #60 
        - It will allow the healing to begin sooner, no doubt.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:03 AM   #61 
           - Assad is next.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:06 AM   #63 
              - Nah.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:08 AM   #64 
                 - Agreed.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:13 AM   #67 
                 - As long as...  CJvR   Oct-20-11 07:47 AM   #84 
  - Wow, AJE running Gaddafi dead reel. They must really believe he's dead then.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 06:57 AM   #57 
  - It would be the mother of all walk backs if they're incorrect.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:25 AM   #74 
  - Listen to Tripoli on AJE. Holy shit. I didn't think it was possible to be louder.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:05 AM   #62 
  - They're certainly "all in" with the story  Iterate   Oct-20-11 07:15 AM   #70 
  - Jalil, the chairman of the NTC, is due to address the Libyan people shortly.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:14 AM   #68 
  - I think Libya is more united than many observers have noted.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:14 AM   #69 
  - We knew that from the start.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:18 AM   #72 
  - Libya: No confirm Gadhafi captured in Sirte fall  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 07:17 AM   #71 
  - Gaddafi dies of wounds: NTC official  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:19 AM   #73 
  - AJE: NTC Tripoli Military Chief Abdul Hakim Belhaj Confirms Gaddafi is Dead  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:30 AM   #75 
  - AFP Photo of Gaddafi's body  al bupp   Oct-20-11 07:35 AM   #76 
  - Warning: graphic image to viewers.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:36 AM   #79 
  - I don't think that's real.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:37 AM   #80 
  - AJE: Reports Mutasssim Gaddafi is Captured.  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:38 AM   #81 
  - IIRC...  CJvR   Oct-20-11 07:56 AM   #88 
     - Still he looks like a frickin vampire in that photo...  ellisonz   Oct-20-11 07:58 AM   #89 
  - Looks plausible.  CJvR   Oct-20-11 07:53 AM   #86 
  - CNN airing graphic AFP photo purported to be Gaddafi's dead body nt  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 07:35 AM   #77 
  - Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 07:35 AM   #78 
  - AP: NATO alliance struck 2 vehicles in convoy near Sirte - NATO spokesman  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 07:48 AM   #85 
  - NTC Minister of Info on CNN: 'Gaddafi is dead' nt  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 07:54 AM   #87 
  - The Libya Revolution Threads Congratulate the Rats of Libya  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 08:03 AM   #90 
  - Ditto.  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 08:04 AM   #91 
  - AJ's Tony Birtley confirms seeing mobile phone video of Gaddafi's capture  pinboy3niner   Oct-20-11 08:12 AM   #92 
  - Abdullah Kenshill - the NTC's chief negotiator  tabatha   Oct-20-11 08:15 AM   #93 
  - Week 35 part 4 here:  joshcryer   Oct-20-11 08:20 AM   #94 

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