Muammar Gadhafi, the former dictator of Libya, has been killed in his hometown of Sirte, Libya. The US Government has confirmed.
As Reported By Al-Jazeera:
Dr. Abdel-Jalil Abdel-Aziz, who was part of the medical team that accompanied the body in the ambulance and examined it. He said Gaddafi died from two bullet wounds, to the head and chest.
"Thank God they have caught this person. In one hour, Sirte was liberated," a fighter in the town said.
Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley, reporting from Sirte, said Libyans there celebrating the beginning of a "new Libya".
"This is bringing a form of closure," he said. "Gaddafi stayed true to his words, that he would stay in Libya till the end.
"It was surprising to many that he did actually stay here in Sirte - it's taken such a bombardment in the last 13 days. Nothing could survive in here for very long. I think they were starved of food, starved of ammunition, and finally there was nothing to do but to run".
Al Arabiya reports that Libya's interim government plans to bury Muammar Gaddafi in a secret location.
There had been conflicting reports earlier today on the fate of Gaddafi's son but a Libyan information minister has confirmed that Gadhafi's son Muatassim was killed in Sirte.
Moammar Gadhafi was killed in gunfight between his supporters and NTC fighters after capture, NTC officials says.
US officials tell NBC News a US Predator drone fired hellfire missile at convoy carrying Gadhafi, who was then captured.