Moammar Gadhafi Arrested ?
October 20, 2011 by staff
Updated at 7:45 am ET: A transition government fighter told Al Jazeera that Gaddafi has been captured, but can not confirm whether he is alive or dead.
Updated at 7:40 am ET: Al Jazeera quoted unidentified sources saying that Gaddafi has been captured and is “seriously injured”.
Upgrade to 7:38 am ET: Reuters, citing an NTC official, according to a wounded Gaddafi was taken to hospital.
pdate at 7:35 am ET: Gaddafi Libyan TV reports being taken to the city of Misrata, Al-Jazeera reported.
Update at 7:31 a.m. ET: Reuters quotes a National Transitional Council as saying woundedGadhafi was captured near Sirte, as they tried to flee in a convoy attacked by NATO.
Updated at 7:28 AM ET: The former Libyan minister Ali Errishi information says Al Jazeera’s senior National Transitional Council have confirmed the capture of Gaddafi.
Reuters reports that Gaddafi says he was wounded in both legs.
Al Jazeera quoted an NTC official, saying only that “a high professional profile” has been captured.
The report comes as the transitional government says it has seized Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte.
Original post: Libya, television channels have reported the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte, Al Alibya reports. There has been no official confirmation.
Al Arabiya, quoting doctors, also reports that ousted defense minister, Abu Bakr Yunis has been found dead in the city, which was one of the last strongholds of supporters of Gaddafi.
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