Libya Moves Forward After Gadhafi

Friday, October 21, 2011

Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters hold what they claim to be the gold-plated gun of ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

The 42 year rule of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi came to a brutal end on Thursday when he was killed by National Transitional Council forces in his hometown of Sirte. As Libyans rejoice, and the world waits to see how his death will impact the region, bloody photographs of Gadhafi's corpse and a grisly video of his final moments have raised questions about his demise. Libya is on a difficult path as it forges a new government that must provide stability to a country that has gone generations without it. Some wonder how the nation will move forward in the aftermath of Gadhafi's brutal regime. Can the country peacefully transfer into a fledgling democracy? Could there be more violence on the horizon?

Marie Colvin, foreign affairs correspondent for the British Sunday Times, attempts to answer some of these questions. Freelance reporter and former Takeaway producer Marine Olivesi was in Sirte when Gadhafi was killed, and saw his dead body in Misrata. She reports on what she witnessed.

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