Libyan rebels confirm death of President Muammar Gaddafi

The Libyan National Transition Council (NTC) has confirmed the death of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi.

The NTC told several news sources, including Reuters and Al Jazeera, that Gaddafi had died of  wounds sustained during his capture near his hometown of Sirte, which has been besieged by the rebels for several months, and his body taken to a secure location.

Pictures that appeared to be of the bloodied body of the former dictator were initially published on Al Jazeera. His death was subsequently confirmed by the leaders of several countries, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

NTC official Abdel Majid Mlegta told news agency Reuters that the NATO warplanes had attacked the convoy in which Gaddafi was attempting to flee.

An NTC fighter in Sirte meanwhile told Reuters that he had seen Gaddafi shot after he was cornered and captured in a tunnel near a roadway.

“He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head,” Mlegta  told Reuters. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”

Gaddafi’s spokesperson Moussa Ibrahim was captured by the NTC near Sirte, while the chief of Gaddafi’s armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, was reported killed in the fighting.

Following the announcement of Gaddafi’s death by the NTC, celebrations broke out in the capital city of Tripoli and the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Colonel Gaddafi was only 27 when he took control of Libya after a military coup in 1969. His 42 years of power brought wealth to Libya, but his reign was also characterised by erratic policies and terrifying punishments, based on a political platform of socialism and Arab nationalism condensed in his ‘Little Green Book’.

Minivan News obtained a copy of Gaddafi’s ‘Little Green Book’, entitled “The Solution of the Problem of Democracy”, copies of which were reportedly gifted to a generation of Maldivian school students under former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

At the time of his death, Gadaffi was wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a systematic campaign of violence to try and put down a popular uprising, which led to Western military intervention.

Diplomatically, the Maldives was meanwhile among the first countries to formally recognise the NTC rebels as the sovereign representatives of the Libyan people, and helped organise several UN Human Rights Council resolutions that increased pressure on Gaddafi and legitimised Western military intervention.

“The Maldives took these steps because of our conviction that men such as Muammar Gadaffi should not be allowed to check, through violence, the recent march of democracy and human rights across the Muslim world – the Muslim Awakening,” said Maldives Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem in August.

“For decades, the government of Muammar Gadaffi has ruled through a system of patronage, repression and fear. The Muslim Awakening brought hope that this system could be dismantled peacefully, through dialogue, reform and free and fair elections. However, instead Muammar Gadaffi chose to use his security forces to attack and kill civilians.

“With the imminent fall of Gadaffi, the Muslim Awakening lives on, and the Maldives looks forward to welcoming a new, democratic Libyan State into the international family of nations,” Naseem said.


46 thoughts on “Libyan rebels confirm death of President Muammar Gaddafi”

  1. what a defeat of the great gadaffi of libya no one would ever blieve dat such a naughty lion like gadaffi could be defeated.he called himself a god but now he is been defeated. Hmmmm now democracy atlast is in the hands of the libyans and i strongly blieve dat peace has now taken his position.WHAT A VICTORY

  2. let d death of gadafi b a lesson 2 all tyrants nd crafty presidnts of d world especialy african countries nd nigerian goverments

  3. Yes - the two situations are totally comparable. We all remember how Maumoon used helicopters to gun down protestors, and refused to surrender power to our socialist midgets (AKA MDP) - aah yes, the deluded self importance of the Maldivian Ostrich.

    Anyway, it seems as if the ungrateful rabble of Libyan ingrates have shot the hand that fed them, and eaten his dinner.

    This is what happens when you hire female bodyguards to guard your snake. One day, an ostrich will eat your hand. Beware of this.

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

  4. Hm am sry 4 Libyans bcos they los a gr8 leader,bt they would'nt knw til they elect a new president.

  5. Why is it that all muslim tyrants get killed brutally while european tyrants get decent trials at international court of justic in hague?

  6. innalillahi wainna ilaihirraji un sorry for libiyans, you have lose a great leader, god help us to have a leader like him (Gaddafi) in our mother land (nigeria).

  7. Double sorry 4 libians, the time is on his way coming, when you will be saying ad they been u no, u have not do that, yeh!

  8. every time I watched the video I visualized Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom's face instead of Gaddafi's.

  9. @Mustapha "May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace." Muamar was effectively executed on the orders of Hillary Clinton. He could not be allowed to live, as he knew too much about USA, France and the UK regimes. Many people insisted he had "run away like a coward" from the Libya he loved. They were proved wrong. He and the other defenders of Sirte died heroes deaths.

  10. Hero? Lion? Great leader? Gaddafi? No way. His very own people revolted against him. He was a tyrant and nobody will miss him. Gayoom was lucky because Anni as his successor was not revengeful. He is refined and democrat.

  11. What a joy in the world to see the end of his error with denial of the freedoms of innocent Libyans He deserves it MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE How ever this must also serve as an example to other African leaders who want to sting on power that they may also end like the self proclaimed GREAT GADAFI

  12. R.I.P.
    He was a brave man and warrior!Not like many present our politicals prostitute /
    Hi was fight for his country against west democracy/
    In Libia during Kaddafi time was very good and stable life/Education free. Medical services free,great salary and work opportunity for peoples/So now will be democracy hell same like in Irak after intruders/

  13. I was martyred cause,
    In 1951 LIBYA was the poorest country in the world

    Before the NATO invasion Libyans enjoyed the highest living standards of living in Africa& ahead of Russia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia

    In Libya homes are considered a Human Right

    Newly married couples receive $ 50,000 to buy their own home & electricity is free to all

    I vowed to house every Libyan before my own parents

    I kept my promise and my own father died before he was able to be housed
    Before me, 1/5th of Libyans were illiterate

    Now Education is free & high quality & the literacy rate is 83%

    Health care is also free and of high quality… & if Libyans cannot find the education or healthcare they need in Libya….then the Libyan government funds them to go abroad to access it

    All loans are interest free (0%) by law….

    If a Libyan buys a car, the government buys 50% of the price….

    In the 90s Libya was accused of being responsible for the Lockerbie bombing of PanAm 103… … it has transpired that US paid witnesses at the trial $4 million each, to testify against the accused men of Libya

    Yes, they were paid to lie and have since recanted their evidence.

    I was also working to change payment for Libya’s oil away from US dollar…… to the gold African dinar

    This move prompted Sarkozy to call Libya’ a threat to the financial security of mankind’

    One of the first acts of Libyan ‘rebels’ was to create a new central bank… to one that was owned by Rothschild, just as the ones in the west are….

    The Rothschild families are estimated to own over half the world’s wealth
    Rothschild owned banks create money out of thin air & sell it to the people at interest…

    This means we never have enough money to payback what is owed…

    So we, our unborn children are made debt slaves to Rothschild banking interests

    Unlike leaders like Obama, Cameroon, Sarkozy et.. I refused to sell my people out…

    Libya was Debt Free

    …& who is behind the NATO bombing of a free & sovereign people?

    Libyans had much more than some in the USA, UK & EU have

    I am a leader who had integrity & courage & who worked in their best interests of my people …& not the Rothschild’s best interests

    Libyans shared in the wealth of their country free from the shackles of usury & Rothschild banking interests

    Without the tyranny of Rothschild control over the issuance of money, we could all live as wealthy people

    Are you beginning to see why I was loved by my people, and mostly black Africans, while I myself am not black?

  14. Hey, retards!

    Maumoon Abdul Qayoom, may his name ever be praised, never ordered the army to fire on protestors - and he peacefully transferred power over to someone else.

    Amazing how you deluded ostriches think that it's an apt comparison. You should all be garroted on the spot!

  15. I bet sooner or later these tribal barbarians gonna tear apart each other.
    That does not matter as long "1st world" get their cheap oil.

  16. Sovereignty has no meaning anymore.

    America polices the whole world and instigates violent revolution at its whim and fancy.

    I am not saying that leaders in our countries never do any wrong or that they are the most ideal. However they are our own.

    Why do we hunger for the blood of our own people just to realize self-fulfilling prophecies propagated by American soft-power influences. We have to start thinking about these issues.

    A certain style of mob-rule being marketed in the world as democracy is destroying our country. Meanwhile politicians such as Gore and their celebrity financiers run around wining and dining an idiot and a despot. I urge Sonu Sivdasena and Ed Norton to apologize for implying that Nasheeds value to the international community trumps the support he demands from his people.

    We elect our leaders NOT America. The Maldives has stood for 3000 years and it will stand forevermore on its own two feet. We do not need the Conservative Party, climate change mafia, Ed Norton, Sonu Sivdasena or Nirj Deva to tell us how to run our country. Your advice and assistance is appreciated but not your plans to enslave us to serve your own agenda.

  17. Where is your honor Maldivians?Why when real Patriots sacrifice life for independance of the country you are create such stupid comments?What you are getting ?extra dollars in traitors soul?

  18. i take it you're not a fan of fight club then, tsk tsk? hanging out with those guys would've been something else, though, right? imagine getting to say stuff like 'hey branson, pass me some of that pickled roe, pronto' or 'but edward, you really can't have my prison diaries. not for a million dollars. not for two. not for three. five? weelll do you think you could, unbeknownst to me, do that thing you did in the illusionist and transmute my diaries into a briefcase full of franklins? no, i didn't see it actually. i really had no faith in it, if that's any consolation. alright alright. it was those posters. you with that gypsie ball in your hand. why the hell did you have a goddamn gypsie ball in your hand edward. WHY?'

    that would've been terrible to be honest but you knew what i was getting at, yes?

    so tsk tsk, whom have you hung out with lately? just askin'.

  19. i would like to say to the Libyan people democracy a grate gift form God so enjoy it...
    i wish the same to Eritrean people

  20. The man called the protesters and rebel fighters "rats" it wasn't just words he used, he ordered anti-aircraft guns and helicopter gun ships on his own people.

    You conspiracy theorists please at least acknowledge that Gaddafi was in the Wests' good books in the years' preceding this revolution.

    What shallow small minded narcissistic people, almost funny to see such self grandeur. Western crusades against Islam ended in the middle ages, they don't care anymore for any religion, theirs or ours. They'd rather not be blown up by a bomb, that's what their fight is about. Sure they'd like the oil, Gaddafi's removal didn't necessarily facilitate that, they had it anyway.

    As for benighted deluded Maldvians', whether its an elected govt or our Pharaoh before, we were, are and always have been indebted and dependent on these "infidels", accept it.

  21. hey Gayyoom! why are u so scared for fighting against the MDP??? Look at the strong people like Gaddafi, Saddam and your friend Husni Mubarak though he (Mubarak) stepped down a bit earlier....

    You are lucky that you were defeated by a very wise and an extra-ordinary kind man....Otherwise you would definitely be one of the above

  22. THE LIBYANS & NATO is fully aware of whats going on in MALDIVES with 30 years of burutal moder dictator.

    Normally DICTATORS will make 02 political parties to interrupt democracy.

    I am very sure thats the reason why they have PARISH the 41 years of dictator.

  23. Does anyone really think the leaders of this new rabble will be any different to the last lot. I doubt it very much. The very same thing is happening now in Maldives!!

  24. Absolutely disgusting to see this. No human being should be subject to this, no matter who they are.

  25. we actually know that Gaddafi was the Leader of LIBYA to which some foreighners decided to attacked him because he refuse to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MUMSAR NIGERIA)

  26. darkness has overtaking the land,the lion of africa has gone.may his gentle soul rest in peace.libya wil regrt dis

  27. Peasant, you misunderstand the issue.

    Religion is but merely one in a number of factors that separate us from one another.

    However, American soft-power influence and cultural expansion is not limited to physical conquest. Look at what happened in Libya. Look at what is happening in our own country.

    I thought Wikileaks and the internet revolution would open the minds of our youngsters. This is not the time to fight amongst ourselves using borrowed ideals and concepts.

    Our constitution failed because it was not adapted to fit our situation.

    Our local governance system is a sham because the lack of political consensus drove it into the ground.

    President Nasheed has failed to govern the country because he does not have a grip on his own party let alone the workings of the State.

    Look at what the kind and benevolent West has done for us.

  28. Libians it is very unfortunate that you our African father has brutally passed and his blood will bring unrest to Libya for the good great things done for you all than any other rich countries here on earth.
    Let's mourn for him.

  29. lybians are going to suffer mo after the states claim their could they hev been so stupid to be made to kill their own help them lord..................................................................

  30. Despite the Good things Gadafi did, yet he has being over-shadowed. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Ameeeeeeeeen.


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