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Oct

Reports surface of Gadhafi’s capture, death

Conflicting reports surfaced Thursday that deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is dead or has been captured. Deafening celebrations erupted in Tripoli, but none of the reports could be independently verified.

Gadhafi’s death was reported by National Transitional Council television station Al-Ahrar. It did not cite a source.

Gadhafi’s capture was also reported by Libyan television, citing the Misrata Military Council.

A National Transitional Council military spokesman told CNN that reports of Gadhafi’s capture are only rumors.

A “big fish” has been captured in Libya, but Libyan Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam couldn’t say with certainty whether it was Gadhafi.

Abdurahman Bousin, the NTC spokesman, added that it’s doubtful that Gadhafi was even in or around his hometown of Sirte.

In another major development, revolutionary fighters said they wrested control of the coastal city Thursday.

Without photographic proof of Gadhafi’s capture, it was unclear whether Thursday would turn out to be the biggest day in recent Libyan history. Statements made by representatives of Libya’s new leadership in the past have not always turned out to be true.

Still, Libyans erupted in joy. Horns blared and celebratory gunfire burst into the air in Tripoli. Read more…

Latest Developments in Libya: Full coverage on CNN.com

As published in www.cnn.com on October 20, 2011.

Comments

John Rawlingson October 20, 2011 - 4:16 pm

24 hour media does annoy me when a story is just breaking. They don’t have anything to say and they must wait for info like the rest of us! Speculation by newsreaders is my pet hate…..but after a while it all comes through and yes it looks like he is dead. Not that it really matters, rumours or truth. He is dead.

Check out this blog I found on the subject.

http://coldwarcontinues.blogspot.com/

John Rawlingson October 20, 2011 - 4:16 pm

24 hour media does annoy me when a story is just breaking. They don’t have anything to say and they must wait for info like the rest of us! Speculation by newsreaders is my pet hate…..but after a while it all comes through and yes it looks like he is dead. Not that it really matters, rumours or truth. He is dead.

Check out this blog I found on the subject.

http://coldwarcontinues.blogspot.com/

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