We’re getting conflicting reports, but something seems to be going on in Libya with Gaddafi. He appears to have been either captured or killed:
National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.
“He was also hit in his head,” the official said. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”
There was no independent confirmation of his remarks.
It’s impossible to tell what is true and what is not, but I suppose it will emerge pretty soon. In the meantime, these details seem like they may have been somewhat embroidered:
The former Libyan dictator was reportedly found cowering in a hole in the ground at the centre of Sirte…Rebels said he had been armed with a golden pistol when he was found…
A golden pistol? What could that be about?