Libya: The revolutionary forces announced the capture and death of Gaddafi
Libya, October 19, 2011
Muammar Gaddafi was captured by revolutionary forces in Libya and later died from wounds received in battle.
Gaddafi and his family were fleeing from the NATO forces and the rebels began to close the network in Tripoli in mid-August.
The reports of the Gaddafi capture came the same day that the revolutionary forces had taken control of Sirte, the city’s leader.
Initial reports from CNN and the Revolutionary Council, reported that “Gaddafi was in custody,” while Al Jazeera said without specifying the name, that “a ‘big fish’ was captured.”
They add that “There is a spontaneous celebration in the cities of Benghazi and Tripoli, with people cheering, horns sounding and small arms fire.”
Sky News reported that “Gaddafi had been wounded in both legs before his capture. He wore a military style uniform, and is serious. “
A military official told Reuters by telephone that “he was captured. He is wounded in both legs … and was taken by ambulance. “
The transition from government forces took control of Sirte, the last bastion of Gaddafi loyalists.