This is the moment that the world’s longest serving despot, Muammar Gaddafi fell to the ground, dead, October 20th 2011.


“We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Muammar Gaddafi has been killed,” the de facto Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli.

Abdul Hakim Belhaj, an NTC military chief, said Gaddafi had died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte on Thursday.

Meanwhile, there were conflicting reports about the fate of one of his sons, Mutassim Gaddafi.

Mahmoud Shammam, the NTC’s information minister, said he had received reports that Mutassim had been captured alive, but that he could not confirm the news.

“Our information from the commanders in the field is that Mutassim Gaddafi has been captured alive in Sirte,” he told Reuters.

However, Mohamed Leith, an NTC commander, told the AFP news agency that he had been killed.

“We found him dead. We put his body and that of [former defence minister] Abu Bakr Younus in an ambulance to take them to Misrata”.

Abdel Hakim Bilhajj, head of the National Transitional Council’s military arm in Tripoli, announced Gadhafi’s death live on Al-Jazeera Arabic Thursday.

“Gadhafi was killed at the hands of the Libyans and I announce the great news to every mother and to every Libyan who suffered, fought, and sacrificed for long,” Bilhajj said.

Gadhafi’s death was also reported by National Transitional Council television station Al-Ahrar. It did not cite a source.

Gadhafi’s capture was also reported by Libyan television, citing the Misrata Military Council.

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  1. US Predator drone fired a “hellfire” missile at convoy carrying Gaddafi, who was then captured by anti Gaddafi forces. Gaddafi who was captured alive, should have been treated as prisoner of war and put on trial. But Gaddafi was indeed killed in the back of a truck. Killing of Gaddafi really raise some questions about the command and discipline of the anti- Gaddafi forces and what Libya is going to be like in future under the control of anti- Gaddafi forces.
    – Nalliah Thayabharan


  2. The Libyans have paid a heavy price to bring about this day of celebration for Gaddafi’s death since their uprising began in mid-February. Thousands of Libyans are dead and wounded, or homeless. Most of Libya’s cities abutting the Mediterranean between Tripoli and Benghazi have been wrecked. The country is awash in militias, self-anointed revolutionaries, and a population thirsting for freedom and a better life in a free society. All tall orders for Libya’s triumphant governing Transitional National Council (TNC). Libya’s celebration will be fleeting unless the TNC can transform this popular anti-Gaddafi force into a “pro-Libya” force which marshals the goodwill of all Libyans, for all Libyans.


  3. Despite the western propaganda, Gaddafi raised the standard of living of his people to the level of those nations. Its just a question of time before they realise that the so called freedom fighters have been used by the Western countries to rid off Gaddafi so that they can expoloit their oil reserves to their benefits and not of the libyans. Gaddafi was’nt a coward and he said many times that he woud not run away from his country and would die in lybia . This has come to pass though sadly. Now that the western countries have got ridden of him lets see what they are going to do to the alqueda who now run the country!


  4. These people (Lybians) are going to suffer one day crying for GADDAFI and they will not find him like the saying goes good person is not liked by his own people. Like Christ he was rejected by his own people but now billions cry to have him back to save them but its too late. If Lybians think someone better then Gaddafi is there to save them they better think again a word to the wise is enough>


  5. No man is strong than God. Dont kill God s people.Their blood always ask God when will we revenge our blood. But God answers them that JUST WAIT I WILL TELL YOU WHEN I WILL REVENGE.This is what has happened to Gadafi of to day,


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