AFP
Last updated: 20 October, 2011

Kadhafi alive in hands of fighters before death: video

A bloodied Moamer Kadhafi was seen alive and walking as he was being manhandled by Libya’s new regime fighters before the announcement of his death Thursday, in a videotape aired on Arab satellite channels.

National Transitional Council fighters circled the 69-year-old ousted strongman, who was bloodied in the head, face and shoulders, as he apparently tried to cry out.

One fighter appeared to hold a gun to his head but it was unclear if he fired before Kadhafi was hauled onto the front of a vehicle, amid chaotic scenes in the video broadcast on Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera television channels.

Kadhafi was killed when new regime forces launched a final assault on the last pocket of resistance in his hometown Sirte, NTC spokesman Abdel Hafez Ghoga said earlier.

“We announce to the world that Kadhafi has died in the custody of the revolution,” he said.