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Muammar Gaddafi is Dead: Gadhafi Killed in Sirte (Video)
Moammar Gadhafi Killed, According to Misrata Council
Libyan Strongman Muammar Gaddafi has been killed, according to Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril. Al Jazeera has graphic video footage which purports to show Muammar Gaddafi's body.
Contrary reports say that Muammar Gaddafi was captured alive after a battle with NTC forces in Sirte. BBC reports that Muammar Gaddafi's body was taken to a mosque in Misrata.
Gaddafi was killed in a massive push against the loyalist stronghold in Sirte, which involved rebel troops and NATO air strikes. Apparently Moammar Gadhafi was part of a convoy of five vehicles fleeing the battle when he died.
When the convoy was attacked, Gaddafi apparently hid in a concrete pipe by the side of the road, where he was surrounded. An NTC fighter was photographed waving what was supposedly Muammar Gaddafi's golden gun.
According to CNN, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was handed a BlackBerry displaying a message stating that Gaddafi had been killed; her reaction was to say, "Wow."
Muammar Gaddafi, 69, had ruled Libya for 42 years. The question now: was Gaddafi killed in combat, or was he summarily executed?
What Now for Libya?
What now for post-Gaddafi Libya? It is a fractured country with no unified government: the NTC is recognized abroad, but that's not the same thing as actually controlling a country.
The regional and tribal differences that exist within Libya formed the lifeline that kept Gaddafi going after the fall of Tripoli, and it will now likely be the major factor that stands in the way of future stability. The road ahead will not be easy.