Questions remain over Gadhafi’s bloody death

Deceased dictator’s wife calls for UN investigation

As Libyans continue to celebrate ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s bloody demise, questions remain about the circumstances of his death. According to the official version of events out of Tripoli, the Colonel was killed by crossfire during fighting. That clearly contradicts video and photographic evidence that went viral on the Web on Thursday. In one video, the former leader is pulled from a truck and pushed around in a crowd of government fighters. In another, he allegedly appears dead, with blood pouring from his head staining his khaki uniform. According to the New York Times, forensic experts said the wounds in his head were consistent with an execution-style, close range shooting. A fighter on the scene told Al Jazeera that the former dictator fled an intercepted convoy and dove into a drainage pipe, soon emerging to beg for mercy. The fighter said Gadhafi carried a golden pistol in one hand and a Kalashnikov rifle in the other. A Syrian television station reported Friday that Gadhafi’s wife is calling for a UN inquiry into the circumstances of her husband’s death.

New York Times

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