TV station mourns death of Gaddafi's son Khamis in Libya

By REUTERS
October 17, 2011 02:08

DUBAI - A television station based in Syria that supports Muammar Gaddafi confirmed on Monday that the deposed Libyan leader's son Khamis had died in fighting southeast of the capital Tripoli on Aug. 29.

Khamis commanded an elite military brigade and his death marked the highest-profile pro-Gaddafi casualty since the uprising began that ended Gaddafi's 42 years in power.

Arrai television announced Khamis's death, along with that of his cousin Mohammed Abdullah al-Senousi, Gaddafi's intelligence chief, saying they were killed during a battle with National Transitional Council (NTC) forces in the city of Tarhouna, 90 km (60 miles) southeast of Tripoli.

The TV station, which has broadcast audio messages from Gaddafi and his spokesman since the Libyan capital was overrun by NTC forces in August, posted pictures of Khamis and Senousi and broadcast verses of the Koran, the traditional way of mourning.


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