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Libya:Gaddafi ‘killer’ tells of Colonel’s last moments + Leaked VIDEO

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Laaska News Oct. 23,2011

Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters celebrate in the eastern coastal city of Sirte following news of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and death on October 20, 2011 (AFP Photo / Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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As the international community demands an investigation into the murky death of Muammar Gaddafi, a young NTC fighter has added controversy to the case by saying that he shot the deposed ruler.

Claims made by Sanad al-Sadek al-Ureibi in a video leaked onto the Internet on Friday contradicts earlier reports made by the NTC which said that Gaddafi died of his wounds after being caught in crossfire between his supporters and NTC forces.

We came across Gaddafi in a street, as he was walking with some children and girls,” the man said.

“I fired two bullets at him. One hit under his armpit, the other his head. He did not die immediately. It took him half an hour.”

The young fighter claimed that he did not like the idea of taking Gaddafi alive.

The men interviewing al-Ureibi showed a bloodied shirt allegedly taken from the dead Gaddafi and a golden ring engraved with the name of the colonel’s second wife, Safia, to the camera.

Libya’s interim government has not yet commented on the man’s claims although they run counter to the official version of the event.

Dr Ibrahim Tika, who performed the post-mortem examination of the deposed leader’s body, said he had been shot in the abdomen and head.

The UN Human Rights Office and Amnesty International are calling for an investigation into Gaddafi’s death as it raises concerns over what may be the unlawful killing of a prisoner.

However, Dr Benjamin Barber, an analyst at a US think tank, does not expect anyone will be held accountable for the colonel’s death.

“The question is whom they expect to hold accountable – one individual soldier who in the frenzy of battle did it, the militia from Misrata of which that individual was a part, or the NATO forces that in effect bombed the caravan?” he told RT.

There will be a lot of talk here and in the end nothing will happen because everybody inside Libya and outside Libya will be basically glad that he’s dead and not alive,” he explained.

Middle East expert Shirin Sagedhi also doubts whether the person who killed Muammar Gaddafi will be persecuted and says that the international community now calling for an investigation has also been “complicit” in his death.

In fact, it now does not really matter if anybody will be held accountable, Sagedhi told RT. “The only thing that mattered from the beginning of the war was that Gaddafi would die. And that’s done now.”

According to the expert, the gruesome and public killing of Gaddafi was insulting to the people of Libya and the people of the region, as well as the “idea that democratic forces would brutally kill someone like that.”

Gaddafi held Libya’s tribes and ethnicities together, Sagedhi noted. “What we are going to see over the next months and years is massive tribal, and specifically, ethnic divisions,” she warned.

She concluded that NATO is not going to leave Libya completely as it has “serious corporate and business interests” in the country.

22 October, 2011, 23:01

RT.

Gaddafi killed in gun battle as Libya’s ruling NTC controls Sirte

2011-10-21

TRIPOLI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — Libya’s fallen leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds around Thursday noon after his capture in Sirte, after nearly two months on the run, as fighters of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) claimed control of Gaddafi’s hometown.

Mahmoud Jibril, head of the NTC’s executive committee, confirmed Thursday at a press conference held in Tripoli that Gaddafi, who has ruled the North African country for 42 years, was killed in his hometown Sirte, some 450 km east of Tripoli.

NTC troops had surrounded the Mediterranean coastal town of Sirte for weeks to break the last stronghold of Gaddafi. However, the NTC forces faced tough resistance of Gaddafi loyalists.

NTC field commander Momhemed Buras Ali Al-Maknee told Xinhua earlier that Gaddafi was found trying to flee by a group of NTC fighters from the western Libyan city of Misrata in Sirte, who was then severely injured.

At an evening press conference in the capital, Jibril said that Gaddafi was pulled out from a drainage hole in Sirte on Thursday morning, and that he was “completely in good health” when he was captured by NTC fighters.

Wearing his underwear and trousers and armed with a gun, Gaddafi, the former ruler of the North African country did not resist the arrest, Jibril told reporters.

Gaddafi was shot by a bullet in his right hand as he was to be sent onto a NTC pickup truck, Jibril said, stressing that he had no other injuries before the truck moved.

But when the vehicle started moving, there occurred “a cross- fire between the revolutionaries and the (Gaddafi) loyalists,” when Gaddafi was shot and injured in his head, Jibril said, without confirming on whether the shot was made by the NTC fighters or Gaddafi’s troops.

Xinhua.

Gaddafi does not resist when being captured: Jibril

2011-10-21 06:43:57

TRIPOLI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — Mahmoud Jibril, head of the executive committee of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), said Thursday fallen leader Muammar Gaddafi did not resist when he was captured earlier in the day in his hometown Sirte.

Gaddafi died of his wounds around Thursday noon after he was found trying to flee by a group of NTC fighters from the western Libyan city of Misrata in Sirte, some 450 km east of Tripoli.

At an evening press conference in the capital, Jibril said that Gaddafi was pulled out from a drainage hole in Sirte on Thursday morning, and “completely in good health” when he was captured by NTC fighters.

Wearing his underwear and trousers and armed with a gun, Gaddafi, the former ruler of the North African country did not resist the arrest, Jibril told reporters.

Gaddafi was shot by a bullet in his right hand as he was to be sent onto a NTC pickup truck, Jibril said, stressing that he had no other injuries before the truck moved.

But when the vehicle started moving, there occurred “a cross- fire between the revolutionaries and the (Gaddafi) loyalists,” when Gaddafi was shot and injured in his head, Jibril said, without confirming on whether the shot was made by the NTC fighters or Gaddafi’s troops.

Jibril explained that the doctor said that there was not any sign of blows or bruises on the face of Gaddafi, who was still alive a few minutes before his arrival at the hospital.

Jibril, who has repeatedly denied his link with the upcoming Libyan interim government, then said the forensic doctors have collected the DNA sample of Gaddafi. He said that the report will be attached with pictures for submission to the International Criminal Court, adding that Gaddafi’s body may be buried in Libya or abroad in an undisclosed location.

Gaddafi’s fourth-eldest son Mutassim also died of severe injuries in his head in Sirte, Jibril said. Mutassim was also wounded in the back and neck, he added.

Earlier in the day, Jibril told a press conference in Tripoli that the liberation of Libya will be announced tonight or on Friday. But Mohamed Elsaih, a senior NTC official, told reporters on Thursday evening that the announcement will be made on Saturday in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city and the cradle of anti- Gaddafi protests in early 2011.

Xinhua.

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