Gaddafi dead: ‘Colonel Gaddafi captured but died of injuries’, Libya transitional council official claims
FUGITIVE Colonel Muhammar Gaddafi was “killed” today during a final rebel attack on his birthplace.
The toppled Libyan leader was badly wounded in both legs and shot in the head as rebels backed by NATO attacked a convoy fleeing the coastal town of Sirte, it was claimed.
Libya Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril later announced to the world Gaddafi had died.
He said: “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Muammar Gaddafi has been killed.”
Gaddafi is said to have died shortly after rebel fighters finally overran his loyalists defending the coastal town of Sirte – finally ending the last remnants of his 42 year hold on Libya.
Libyan National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta said Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn today as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.
“He was also hit in his head.” the official said. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”