Longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is dead and reportedly he was captured and killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte in Libya on Thursday (October 20).
Still no official confirmation from NATO and the US State Department but photos and videos are now started to surfaced. Gaddafi and his convoy are reportedly trying to escaped from NATO warplanes when they clashed with the rebels. The deposed leader was heavily wounded that resulted to his death.
“We are checking and assessing the situation,”‘ a NATO official said. “Clearly these are very significant developments, which will take time to confirm. If it is true, then this is truly a historic day for the people of Libya.”
NTC official Mohamed Abdel Kafi told Reuters, “Gaddafi’s body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons.”
The question is --- Who will be next respectable leader that can help Libya? Expect political struggles from different factions.