Libyan Authorities Report Qaddafi Is Dead
October 20, 2011 - 4:59 am
After a morning of conflicting reports, it appears former Libyan strongman Mummar Qaddafi has died of wounds he suffered after his capture near his home town of Sirte. The head of Qaddafi’s armed forces Abu Bakr Younus Jabr also is reported to have been killed.
National Transition Council officials say the convoy carrying Qaddafi was attacked. Some reports say it is by Libyan rebels. Others say his convoy was attacked by NATO aircraft. Qaddafi earlier was reported wounded in both legs and has been sent to a nearby hospital.
The news is emerging as anti-Libyan forces have entered the city of Sirte, Qaddafi’s stronghold.
UPDATE: Mohammed Qaddafi, son of Mummar Qaddafi was in a live phone interview with Al Jazerra television when rebels attacked his home with weapons. He said “There is no god but Allah.” Then the line went dead.