SIRTE, LIBYA (AP) – There are still some questions remaining over exactly how Moammar Gadhafi was killed. Arab broadcasters have been showing video of Gadhafi after his capture — wounded, with a bloodied face and shirt, but alive. Later video showed fighters rolling his lifeless body over on the pavement.
Gadhafi is seen in the video standing upright, being shoved along a road in his hometown of Sirte by fighters chanting “God is great.” He appears to struggle against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters push him onto the hood of a truck.
Gadhafi had apparently been in a convoy that was trying to flee his hometown. It was hit by NATO airstrikes, carried out by French warplanes. One fighter says after the convoy was hit, it turned back and re-entered a compound, which was then attacked by several hundred fighters. He says they found Gadhafi there, and someone shot him with a pistol.
But a spokesman for a local military council says fighters had surrounded the convoy and exchanged fire, before finding Gadhafi in one vehicle, wounded in the neck. The spokesman says Gadhafi bled to death from his wounds a half-hour later. Fighters said he died in an ambulance on the way to Misrata.
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