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U.S Official: Moammar Gadhafi is dead


TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed.

"We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Jibril told a news conference in the capital Tripoli.




WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. official says Libya's new government has told the United States that Moammar Gadhafi is dead.

The official said Libya's Transitional National Council informed U.S. officials in Libya of the development Thursday.

The official said TNC chief Mahmoud Jibril was expected to officially announce Gadhafi's death soon.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the U.S. cannot independently confirm Gadhafi's death.


TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's prime minister says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed.



WASHINGTON (AP) -- US official: Libyan leaders have informed US that Gadhafi is dead.


UPDATE -- CNN News reports that Libyan TV confirms Moammar Gadhafi is dead.

You can read the full CNN report at here.


SIRTE, Libya (AP) -- Officials in Libya's transitional government say Moammar Gadhafi has been captured and possibly killed in the fall of his hometown but there is no confirmation from the country's most senior leaders.

NATO says it hit a convoy of Gadhafi's loyalists fleeing Sirte on Thursday morning but it could not confirm whether the ousted Libyan leader was in the convoy or possibly killed or captured.

Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam says he has confirmed that Gadhafi was dead from fighters that said they saw the body. He says he expects the prime minister to confirm the death soon, noting that past reports emerged "before making 100 percent confirmation."

Past reports of Gadhafi deaths or captures have later proven incorrect.



CNN NEWSOURCE -- It could be the day many Libyans have been waiting for.  Revolutionary fighters have reportedly captured former leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Libyan television announced the news today, citing the Misrata Military Council.

The new government, the National Transitional Council, has not confirmed the reports.   At this point, the N-T-C says the reports are only rumors.  But officials did say their forces have taken control of Gadhafi's hometown, Sirte.

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