Thursday, October 20, 2011

Reports of Qadafi's Capture

Libyan TV is reporting that Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by NTC fighters in Sirte.

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," the senior NTC military official said.

An NTC official also said that Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, the head of Gaddafi's armed forces, was killed during the capture of Gaddafi.

The news came shortly after NTC claimed capturing Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, after weeks of fighting.


I wonder why he had not been heard from for several weeks already.

On the other hand…

Libya's acting prime minister has said that Muammar Gaddafi is believed to be recruiting fighters from other African countries and preparing for a possible insurgency, hoping to destabilise Libya's new regime.

Wednesday's comments by Mahmoud Jibril reflected fears that the ousted leader would be able to use friendly relations with neighbouring countries cultivated during his more than four decades in power to help him launch a bid to return to power.

"Reports have shown that 68 vehicles with at least eight fighters each crossed the Libyan borders to Mali and Gaddafi is hiding in the southern desert," Jibril told reporters.

  UK Guardian

Sirte is not exactly in the southern desert.

(Map has old forces information.)

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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