3:00pm UK, Thursday October 20, 2011
Colonel Gaddafi Killed, NTC Official Says 178 Comments
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been killed and his body is being taken to the city of Misratah, National Transitional Council spokesman Abdullah Berrassali has told Sky News.
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“Gaddafi is dead, absolutely dead. He was shot in both legs and in the head,” he said.
“It looks like Gaddafi and his close aides tried to flee. The freedom fighters tried to apprehend them but it looks like from the reports, which are not 100% confirmed, that as a result of the exchange of fire maybe Gaddafi was badly injured.
“I have always said that the priority would be to take Gaddafi alive and put him on a fair, just trial … but if he resisted arrest there was a great likelihood he would be killed.”