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Photo Shows Alleged Body of Slain Libyan Dictator Moammar Gaddafi

Media outlets are broadcasting photos of a body alleged to be that of Libyan Leader Moammar Gaddafi following earlier reports that he has been killed.

Photo and video (warning: graphic), AFTER THE JUMP...

Al Jazeera reports:

Abdul Hakim Belhaj, an NTC military chief, has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte. The body of the former Libyan leader was taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, an NTC official said.

"Gaddafi's body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons," Mohamed Abdel Kafi, an NTC official in the city of Misrata, told Reuters.

Earlier, Jamal abu-Shaalah, a field commander of NTC, told Al Jazeera that the toppled leader had been caught. "He's captured. He's wounded in both legs ... He's been taken away by ambulance," Abdel Majid, a senior NTC military official said.

A photograph taken on a mobile phone appeared to show Gaddafi heavily bloodied, but it was not possible to confirm the authenticity of the picture.

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  1. Looks like a drag queen zombie.

    Posted by: Gigi | Oct 20, 2011 9:50:16 AM


  2. Do you HAVE to show the photo? Could it be put behind a link or click-through? Some of us don't want or need to see such gore. Some NSFW warning would be a good idea.

    Posted by: Hawthorne | Oct 20, 2011 10:07:34 AM


  3. Yeah... the pic scrolling down was a little shocking. Definitely was not expecting to see something like that...

    Posted by: andypharmer | Oct 20, 2011 10:56:42 AM


  4. scary(((((

    Posted by: order paper | Oct 20, 2011 11:17:17 AM


  5. Will Westboro picket his funeral?

    Posted by: esther blodgett | Oct 20, 2011 11:44:41 AM


  6. I'm with Hawthorne. The same happened to me at TMZ. Nearly through up from shock...a simple heads up would've been nice.

    Posted by: AST | Oct 20, 2011 11:55:30 AM


  7. While it's too bad it had to come to this, there will be no tears shed for this bastard.

    Posted by: chad | Oct 20, 2011 12:23:04 PM


  8. Wow, are people so sensitive that they can't see a dead, mutilated body?

    Posted by: dms | Oct 20, 2011 12:37:19 PM


  9. It said 'Graphic'! What part of that do people not understand?

    Posted by: fpl1972 | Oct 20, 2011 1:08:34 PM


  10. Rest in pieces.

    Posted by: Luke | Oct 20, 2011 1:33:01 PM


  11. @Luke, good one!

    Posted by: laughing out loud | Oct 20, 2011 6:25:51 PM


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