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People walk in a cemetery where soldiers loyal to former Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi are being buried in Misurata.


Libyans view the body of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, right, inside a storage freezer in Misurata.


Anti-Kadafi fighters ride through the streets in triumph.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esam Omran Fetori / Reuters

This video image, taken from Libyan TV, purports to show former Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi surrounded by revolutionary fighters. Arab satellite TV stations have broadcast the video, which is said to show Kadafi being captured alive. In the video, Kadafi, with a blood-soaked shirt and bloodied face, is leaned up against the hood of a truck and restrained by fighters. They then push him toward another car as he shouts and struggles against them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Libyan TV

Bodies of suspected Moammar Kadafi loyalists lie outside storm drains where revolutionary fighters claim to have found the deposed Libyan leader.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Sperry / Associated Press

In a image taken from a video said to show the capture of Moammar Kadafi, the former Libyan leader, covered in blood, is pulled from a truck by anti-Kadafi forces.


A bloodied man purported to be former Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi is seen in an image taken from video footage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esam Omran Fetori / Reuters

Libyans celebrate at Martyrs Square after hearing the reports that Moammar Kadafi had been captured and killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ismail Zitouni / Reuters

Anti-Kadafi fighters celebrate the fall of Surt, the former dictator's hometown and last bastion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thaier Sudani / Reuters

Anti-Kadafi fighters raise their arms in victory after taking Surt, the former dictator's hometown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esam Omran Fetori / Reuters

Moammar Kadafi during a ceremony in 2007 marking the anniversary of the U.S. attack on Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahmud Turkia / AFP / Getty Images

A portrait of Moammar Kadafi is covered with bullet marks and paint.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

Revolutionary fighters celebrate the capture of Surt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Residents of the Libyan capital celebrate in Martyrs Square after hearing reports of Moammar Kadafi's death in the fall of Surt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ismail Zitouni / Reuters

A revolutionary fighter walks in the captured town of Surt. Moammar Kadaf, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Libyans celebrate the fall of Sirte and death of fugitive former Leader Moammar Kadafi, in Tripoli.


After leaving Friday prayers at Martyrs' Square, a group of women celebrate the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.


A view of destroyed buildings in the devastated area where Moammar Kadafi was hiding out.


Libyans celebrating the death of former leader Moammar Kadafi wave flags from the top of a building after Friday prayers at Martyrs' Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

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Reports were spreading Thursday that deposed Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi was captured and killed in the fall of his hometown of Surt.

The information center for the revolutionary forces in the nearby city of Misurata issued a statement saying “the tyrant” had been arrested in an assault on Kadafi’s hometown. Earlier Thursday, the coastal city was reported to have fallen to forces loyal to Libya’s new government.

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  1. October 20, 2011, 10:21 am

    wwww libya free Gheddafi id killed Hamdullillah.We can have a new libya in islamic manner.

    By: Ajcha
  2. October 20, 2011, 11:49 am

    These people want democracy and don't know what it is for if they did they would not have murdered a man and he would have had a trial for what ever they felt he did wrong.He was in this country not long ago and no one ever stopped him or arrested him It seems to me money and OIL are the ,main reasons that this man is dead,It is going to be a take over in every country in the world until they all submit to the UN.No one organization should control every country in the world.President Obama said that Gaddafi ruled with an Iron fist but if you look in the bible when the Lord comes back he to will rule with an Iron fits!If this is democracy then this is control and control means imprisonment for us all. NO Freedom!

    By: marieagrace
  3. October 22, 2011, 11:42 am

    its gonna be fun to see who will be the next libyan dictator, cool we dont live there

  4. October 26, 2011, 9:14 am


  5. October 26, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Its sad that it took this long to get him…all those people who could have been spared….but I guess its fine that we got him now instead of later, atleast he can't kill anymore…RIP the people he has killed

  6. October 27, 2011, 5:02 am

    Wake up Fredia, this isn't fun! Our president and nato murdered A MAN, not a good one, but he deserved a trial. Libya is going to be ruled by serria law, just like Eygpt and all the other countries which has been overthown. Our country will be in much more danger now than before. David

  7. October 28, 2011, 12:58 pm

    Remamber whereever is a rise is a fall, who ever did this will get it's repacations cause this world is not our home but we just passing through

  8. October 30, 2011, 10:18 pm

    If kadaffi is Evil why Libya is the best among all Nation? No Foreign Loan meaning No Credit…

    Free Water Supply from his Great Man Made River

    US $50.000 given to the newly marry

    Free Education

    Free Hospitalization (HEalth Care)

    Free TAX which is most important

    and Free Farming and others…..

    No Country among the world have like this only Libya But People want a change and they want Corupt and Worst World that’s why they sold their soul and country like Iraq…

    May Allah forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing If they says Kadaffi is Evil who are they???

    Americans are lauging they got another county who is rich of Oil…

    By: ayeshia
  9. November 9, 2011, 12:10 pm

    Hello, I have a importance thing to say but i need a chance for face to face communication,

    I need to discosse abaut the situation of Chadians in Chad.

    By: Sallah Edji Allahi
  10. November 10, 2011, 5:08 pm

    good riddance to a sould that belongs to the devil…

    By: Babeface

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