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Libya:Muammar Gaddafi buried

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Laaska News Oct. 25,2011
Libya’s NTC: Qadhafi buried secretly in desert

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Former Libyan leader was buried at dawn on Tuesday in an unknown location, Britain’s Sky News TV channel quoted National Transitional Council officials as saying earlier today.

The NTC has been concerned about what to do with Gaddafi’s body, fearing that any public grave could become a shrine for his loyalists.

In a separate development on Tuesday, the NTC announced an inquiry into Gaddafi’s death, which was earlier demanded by Russia, the UN and Western countries.

(Interfax, RIAN),VOR.

 

Libya’s NTC: Qadhafi buried secretly in desert

Libya’s National Transitional Council says former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi was buried at a secret desert location in the country on Tuesday.

Qadhafi’s body had been on public display in cold storage in the western city of Misrata until Monday.

The NTC says the burial site will be kept secret to prevent vandalism and keep the location from becoming sacred to Qadhafi loyalists.

The council has pledged to set up a committee to investigate the death of Qadhafi, who is thought to have been killed in violation of international law after being captured in his hometown of Sirte, central Libya, on Thursday. The NTC also says a careful autopsy was performed on the body before the burial.

NHK.

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