THUNDER BAY – Updated – Reports are coming in that in Libya, that Col. Moammar Qaddafi has been either captured or killed by forces loyal to the new Libyan Government. Earlier today the stronghold that the former Libyan dictator has been suspected of hiding out had been captured.
Al Jazeera the Arab news service is reporting, “A senior NTC official has said that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte. Another NTC commander said that Moussa Ibrahim, former spokesman for Muammar Gaddafi’s fallen government, was also captured near the Sirte.
“Abdul Hakim Al Jalil, commander of the 11th brigade, also said he had seen the body of the chief of Gaddafi’s armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr. “I’ve seen him with my own eyes,” he said and showed Reuters a picture of Jabr’s body. “Moussa Ibrahim was also captured and both of them were transferred to (our) operations room.”
“Earlier, Jamal abu-Shaalah, a field commander of NTC, told Al Jazeera that the toppled leader had been seized, but it was not clear whether he was dead or alive.
“He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance,” Abdel Majid, a senior NTC military official said.”
The breaking news has been covered by the BBC and CBC.