NATO Yet to Confirm Gaddafi Capture, Death

World | October 20, 2011, Thursday // 16:20
Bulgaria: NATO Yet to Confirm Gaddafi Capture, Death A file picture dated 29 August 2010 shows Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (C) with two of his female body guards on his arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy, 29 August 2010. EPA/BGNES

NATO is yet to confirm the reports that Libya's overthrown strongman Muammar Gaddafi has been captured and probably killed.

On Thursday, it was reported that Col Gaddafi was found hiding in a hole in his hometown of Sirte. The former leader reportedly begged Transitional National Council fighters not to shoot. Some reports say Col Gaddafi has been wounded, others that he has been killed.

On Thursday morning, NATO aircraft bombarded two pro-Gaddafi military vehicles in the vicinity of his hometown of Sirte.

"At approximately 08:30 local time (GMT+2) today, Nato aircraft struck two pro-Gaddafi forces military vehicles which were part of a larger group manoeuvring in the vicinity of Sirte," NATO spokesman Colonel Roland Lavoie said in a statement on Thursday.  Sirte is now captured by interim government forces.

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