Initially the BBC reported on Thursday morning that Col Moammar Gaddafi had been captured. These claims came after the British news source said transnational forces claimed control of Gaddafi’s birthplace in Sirte, following weeks of warfare.
The criminal court has been seeking his arrest since his ousting in August. Moammar Gaddafi’s reign had lasted 42 years. “He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs,” National Transitional Council (NTC) official Abdel Majid told Reuters news agency. “He’s been taken away by ambulance.”
An alternate news agency reported that Col Gaddafi was “seriously wounded” but still breathing. BBC states that a soldier who allegedly captured the deposed leader heard Gaddafi shout, “Don’t shoot!”
The most recent, and somber report is now that Col Moammar Gaddafi has died as a result of the wounds he suffered in the ambush. National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta ammended his statement to Reuters saying, “He was also hit in his head… There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”
Independent confirmation of his remarks have not been given as of yet.