October 20, 2011 by staff
The video shows an injured Gaddafi shirt soaked with blood and bloody face leaning against the hood of a truck and restricted by the combatants. It also goes to another car, and the cries and struggles against them.
The Gaddafi, 69 years old, is the first leader to die in the Arab spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Middle East, demanding an end to autocratic rulers and the establishment of greater democracy.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment for so long. Muammar Gaddafi has been murdered,” said Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in the capital, Tripoli.
His death ends a decision regime in Libya had become an international pariah and ran out of oil-rich nation, by the vagaries and the brutality of their leader notorious eccentric. Libya is now entering a new era, but his agitation can not be greater. The former rebels who now rule are disorganized, compared to rebuilding a country bereft of institutions, and have already shown signs of infighting, the divisions between geographical areas and the more secular and Islamist ideologies.
Initial reports of the fighters, said Gaddafi had barricaded himself with his loyal armed to the teeth in the last buildings that were in his hometown of Sirte on the Mediterranean coast, furious revolutionary fighters battle with them on Thursday. At one point, a convoy tried to flee the area and was flown by NATO air strikes, but Jibril specified Gaddafi was not killed by the strike. Most accounts agree Gaddafi was shot dead by soldiers.
Combatants in Sirte Gaddafi’s body roll on the pavement, according to footage broadcast by Al-Jazeera television. The Gaddafi prompted stripped to the waist and the head was bloody.
The body was then displayed on the streets of the nearby city of Misrata on top of a car surrounded by a crowd chanting: “The blood of martyrs will not be wasted,” according to images broadcast on television Al-Arabiya. The fighters who killed Gaddafi is believed to come from Misrata, a city that suffered a brutal week-long siege by the forces of Gaddafi during the eight months of civil war.
Abdel-Jalil Abdel-Aziz, a doctor who was part of the medical team that accompanied the body in the ambulance to Misrata, Gaddafi said died of two gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
“You can imagine my happiness today. I can not describe my happiness,” he told a news agency. “Tyranny is gone. Now the Libyan people can rest.”
Celebratory gunfire and cries of “Allahu Akbar” or “God is great,” echoed across the capital, Tripoli. Cars sounded their horns and people embraced. In Sirte, the former rebels of ecstasy celebrated fall of the city after weeks of bloody siege by firing endless rounds into the sky, waving their guns, knives and even a butcher knife in the air and singing the anthem national levels.
Libya’s new leaders had said that declaring the country’s “liberation” after the fall of Sirte.
Gaddafi’s death has added strength to that statement.
Rule out a scenario that some had feared – that could flee deeper into the deserts of southern Libya and lead a resistance campaign against the rulers of Libya. There were reports that a son of Gaddafi, Muatassim, was captured in Misrata on Thursday. The fate of another son, Seif al-Islam and Muatassim, and some of the top figures of his regime remains unknown, but its ability to gather followers would be deeply undermined the loss of Gaddafi.
Sirte Tapas drop heavy week, street by street fighting as revolutionary fighters surrounded the city. Despite the fall of Tripoli on August 21, Gaddafi loyalists mounted a fierce resistance in several areas, including Sirte, preventing the new leaders of Libya to declare total victory in civil war for eight months. Earlier this week, the revolutionary fighters took control of a stronghold, Bani Walid.
On Tuesday, the fighters said they had wrung forces Gaddafi in Sirte in a residential area of ??700 square feet, but still under heavy fire from the surrounding buildings.
In an illustration of how heavy fighting has been anti-Gaddafi took the fighters two days to catch a single residential building.
Journalists at the scene saw the final assault began around 8 am Thursday and ended about 90 minutes later. Just before the battle, about five vans Gaddafi loyalists tried to flee the enclave by the sea road leading out of town. However, they were met by gunfire from the revolutionaries, which killed at least 20 of them.
Col. Roland Lavoie, a spokesman for NATO’s operational headquarters in Naples, Italy, said the alliance aircraft Thursday morning attacked two vehicles of pro-Gaddafi forces “that were part of a larger group of maneuver the vicinity of Sirte. ”
The Military Council Misrata, a command group, said its fighters captured Gaddafi.
A fighter who said he was in battle, Television News said that the final struggle took place in an opulent compound by visiting dignitaries built by the Gaddafi regime. Busam Adel said the convoy tried to leave, but after being beaten and turned back into the enclosure. Several hundred fighters assaulted.
“I found,” Busam said. “We saw them beating him (Gaddafi) and someone fired a 9 mm pistol … and then took him away.”
Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed Bani in Tripoli told Al-Jazeera TV that a wounded Gaddafi “, tried to resist (the revolutionary forces) so it took him down.”
“I assure everyone that this story has ended and this book has been closed,” he said.
After the battle, the revolutionaries began searching the houses and buildings for any fighters hiding Gaddafi. At least 16 were captured, along with boxes of ammunition and trucks loaded with weapons. The journalists were captured men Gaddafi revolutionary coups in the back of trucks and staff to intervene to stop them.
In the central district where Thursday’s final battle took place, the fighters the appearance of the very force mob uprising began eight months ago and was jumping for joy V for victory signs. Some burned the green flag of Gaddafi, then jumped on him with their boots.
They shouted “Allahu Akbar” or “God is great” in Arabic, while a fighter climbed a light pole to display the flag of the revolution, that their first kiss. Discarded uniforms of Gaddafi fighters littered the streets. A revolutionary soldier waved a silver trophy in the air, while another held a box of firecrackers, and then put them out.
“Our forces control the neighborhood recently in Sirte,” said Hassan Draoua, member of the Libyan Transitional Interim National press agency in Tripoli. “The city has been liberated.”
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