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Posted On: 20 October 2011 05:33 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Breaking News (6th update) - Gaddafi 'killed', phone photo of "body" shown

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Source: Al Jazeera / Reuters / AFP An image captured off a cellular phone camera shows the arrest of Libya's strongman Moamer Kadhafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011. A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) commander had told AFP that Kadhafi was captured as his hometown Sirte was falling, adding that the ousted strongman was badly wounded. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES A Libyan military official confirmed that a picture of a dead man who resembled Muammar Gaddafi and was shown on Al Jazeera was that of the former Libyan leader, the Arab satellite station reported. Asked by Al Jazeera whether the picture shown by the Qatar-based channel was that of Gaddafi, Colonel Mostafa Noah, a member of the NTC security committee in Tripoli, said: "Yes, that is correct." National Transitional Council Mohamed Abdel Kafi told Reuters that his body was brought to a secret location in Misrata for security reasons. As of this posting, this cannot be independently verified. A senior NTC official has said that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte. Another NTC commander said that Moussa Ibrahim, former spokesman for Muammar Gaddafi's fallen government, was also captured near the Sirte. Abdul Hakim Al Jalil, commander of the 11th brigade, also said he had seen the body of the chief of Gaddafi's armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr. "I've seen him with my own eyes," he said and showed Reuters a picture of Jabr's body. "Moussa Ibrahim was also captured and both of them were transferred to (our) operations room." Earlier, Jamal abu-Shaalah, a field commander of NTC, told Al Jazeera that the toppled leader had been seized, but it was not clear whether he was dead or alive. "He's captured. He's wounded in both legs ... He's been taken away by ambulance," Abdel Majid, a senior NTC military official said. The news came shortly after NTC claimed capturing Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, after weeks of fighting. NATO and the US state department said it cannot confirm the reports of Gaddafi's death. Meanwhile in Benghazi, crowds gathered in the streets to start celebrating the reports of Gaddafi's death. Source: Al Jazeera / Reuters / AFP The Peninsula