Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gaddafi’s son Mutassim found dead in Sirte

AFP) -  Mutassim Gaddafi, one of the ousted Libyan strongman’s sons, was found dead in Sirte on Thursday, a commander of the new regime forces told AFP.
“We found him dead. We put his body and that of (former defence minister) Abu Bakr Yunis in an ambulance to take them to Misrata,” said Mohamed Leith, who had earlier confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi had been captured in his hometown and subsequently died of his wounds.
Muammar Gaddafi’s death marks ‘end of an era of despotism’: EU
The death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi “marks the end of an era of despotism,” European Union president Herman Van Rompuy said Thursday.
The news that Gaddafi died in a raid in Sirte means an end also to the “repression from which the Libyan people have suffered for too long,” Van Rompuy said in a joint statement with European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.