Is Gadhafi Dead?

Well, if you’ve checked out CNN.com you’ve probably seen the picture to the left and this article:

Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, interim Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli on Thursday. There are conflicting reports surrounding the circumstances of his killing, which reportedly happened in or near Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte on Thursday. Libya’s ambassador to the United Kingdom says that Gadhafi’s body is in Misrata, Libya.

A different source – a spokesman for a member of the Tripoli military council –says that one of Gadhafi’s sons, Mutassim, and Moammar Gadhafi’s chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, also have been killed.

A grisly video that aired on the Al Jazeera Arabic network appears to show a lifeless Gadhafi with a wound to his head (see top of post). A photograph distributed by the news agency Agence France-Presse also appeared to show the longtime dictator severely wounded. CNN could not independently verify the authenticity of the images.

In another major development, revolutionary fighters said they wrested control of Sirte on Thursday. And NATO said it is going to convene soon for a meeting to discuss ending its operation in Libya, a source told CNN.

This story is fast developing. Moammar Gadhafi, 69, was in power for 42 years before being ousted in an uprising this year.

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