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Muammar Gadaffi Killed in Gun Battle
 

October 20, 2011 ---- "Al Jazeera" - -Abdul Hakim Belhaj, a NTC military chief, has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte.

The body of the former Libyan leader was taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, a NTC official said.

"Gaddafi's body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons," Mohamed Abdel Kafi, an NTC official in the city of Misrata, told Reuters.

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A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter looks through a large concrete pipe where ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was allegedly captured and killed, with a dead loyalist gunmen in the foreground, in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on October 20, 2011. - AFP
 
 

Former spokesman captured

Another NTC commander said that Moussa Ibrahim, former spokesman for Muammar Gaddafi's fallen government, was captured near 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."

NATO and the US state department said it cannot confirm any reports. Meanwhile in Benghazi, crowds gathered in the streets to start celebrating the reports of Gaddafi's death.

Gaddafi body being taken to secret location-NTC official
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:56pm GMT

MISRATA, Libya Oct 20 (Reuters) - The body of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is being taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, a National Transitional Council official said on Thursday.

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.

"Gaddafi's body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons," Mohamed Abdel Kafi, an NTC official in the city of Misrata told Reuters. (Reporting by Suhaib Salem and Yasmine Saleh; Editing by David Stamp)

Reuters quotes Abdel Majid of the Libyan transitional government as saying that a wounded Moammar Gaddafi has been captured.

Update at 8:39 am. ET: Bel Haj, the military chief for the National Transition Council, tells Al Jazeera that Gadhafi has been killed.

The Guardian reports

A number of NTC officials have said that he has been killed. The interim Libyan president, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, is expected to confirm his death soon.

Abu Bakr Yunis, former defence minister

Killed during the attack on Gaddafi's convoy, according to NTC official.

Mutassim Gaddafi, Muammar's son

Captured, according to al-Jazeera.

Moussa Ibrahim, Gaddafi's spokesman

Captured, according to NTC official official Abdel Majid Mlegta.

Abd Allah al-Sanusi, senior Libyan intelligence chief

Captured, according to pro-NTC Libya TV.

Ahmed Ibrahim, Gaddafi's cousin and adviser

Captured, according to Mlegta.

Mansour Daw, Gaddafi aide

Captured, according to pro-NTC Libya TV.

The BBC is also saying that three unnamed aides were killed alongside Gaddafi. However, a soldier said only Yunis was with Gaddafi.

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