Moammar Gadhafi Reportedly Captured in Sirte

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Col. Moammar Gadhafi was Sirte this morning, and later killed from a gunshot to the head sustained during a gunfight between rebels and loyalists. Adbel Majid of Libya's National Transitional Council was quoted by Reuters as saying Gadhafi was wounded in both legs and was carried away by an ambulance. Earlier in the morning, NTC fighters seized Sirte, the last city loyal to Gadhafi. Gadhafi has been in hiding since Tripoli fell to rebel fighters on August 21. Bani Walid, the other remaining Gadhafi stronghold, was taken by NTC forces on Monday.

Marie Colvin, reporter for the Sunday Times of London, has the latest on this developing story. George Joffee, a North Africa expert at Cambridge University, and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Center in Doha, express skepticism of the veracity of the reports.

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