A cell phone image, supposedly of Moammar Gaddafi as well as raw video of his dead body surfaced Thursday after news of the death of Libya’s former leader went public.
The photo was released through AFP Getty Images and shows a bloody Gaddafi. It hasn’t been confirmed if Gaddafi is indeed the bloody man in the picture.
Earlier reports claimed the ousted, former Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed.
Gaddafi was reportedly captured near Sirte where he was hiding for several months since rebels took control of Tripoli.
Gaddafi was reportedly found hiding in a hole in the ground and was shot as he tried to flee. He subsequently died of his wounds.
White House officials say they can’t confirm anything, though numerous Libyan officials are confirming his death.
Reuters reported that the vice-chairman of the National Transitional Council, Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, confirmed Gaddafi has been killed.
“He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head,” National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters. ”There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”
According to CNN, the news was also announced on Al-Jazeera Arabic, who also released a video of the former leader’s dead body being dragged through the streets, though it’s not confirmed if it’s indeed Gaddafi.
Gaddafi ruled the North African state of Libya for 42 years and was known as “King of Kings of Africa.” But by February an uprising resulted in a civil war and sent Gaddafi running, and he was not seen in public for months.
Check out the video from Al-Jazeera. The video contains graphic content.