( 4UMF NEWS ) Reports Confirm Gadhafi Dead
Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, interim Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli on Thursday. (See still images that purportedly show Gadhafi’s bloody body.) There are conflicting reports surrounding the circumstances of his death; Libya’s ambassador to the United Kingdom says that Gadhafi’s body is in Misrata, Libya.
A different source – a spokesman for a member of the Tripoli military council – says that one of Gadhafi’s sons, Mutassim, and Gadhafi’s chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, also have been killed.
In another major development, revolutionary fighters said they wrested control of Sirte on Thursday. And NATO said it is going to convene soon for a meeting to discuss ending its operation in Libya, a source told CNN.
This story is fast developing. Moammar Gadhafi, 69, was in power for 42 years before being ousted in an uprising this year.
Story @ CNNLiveBlog
- Developments In Libya: Sirte Defeated; Gadhafi Dead? (npr.org)
- Report: Moammar Gadhafi Is Dead (perezhilton.com)
- Moammar Gadhafi killed, Libya prime miinister says (abclocal.go.com)