The Apparent Final Chapter of the Gadhafi Story

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A banner featuring Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is seen as demonstrators stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011. (Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty)

"I will confirm that Gadhafi is dead and also his second man in the army, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr," Abdullah Kenshil, a spokesman for Libya's National Transitional Council, told The Takeaway. "This is definitely confirmed by our commander and our miltary council in Tripoli, so he is killed." Gadhafi was killed this morning in his birthplace of Sirte as forces of the NTC swept the city. His death has not been confirmed outside of the NTC.

Dirk Vandewalle, professor of government at Dartmouth College, and author of "A History of Modern Libya," summarizes the Gadhafi story on the day it apparently comes to an end. 


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