NATO says aircraft struck pro-Gaddafi vehicles near Sirte

By REUTERS
October 20, 2011 14:44

 
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BRUSSELS - NATO said its aircraft attacked two military vehicles near Muammar Gaddafi's last holdout of Sirte on Thursday, but stopped short of confirming reports that these had been carrying Gaddafi.

"At approximately 0830 local time (0630 GMT) today, NATO aircraft struck two pro-Gaddafi forces military vehicles which were part of a larger group moving in the vicinity of Sirte," NATO military spokesman Colonel Roland Lavoie said. "These armed vehicles were conducting military operations and presented a clear threat to civilians."

Earlier, a military official of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council, Abdel Majid Mlegta, told Reuters Gaddafi had been captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.

A senior NTC military official later said Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture.

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