Early Thursday morning news began to spread that Moammar Gadhafi, known dictator of Libya, had been either captured, wounded or killed. Eventually it was confirmed that he was, in fact, dead and images of his body being passed around went viral. Here’s a look at local and worldwide reactions to this event.
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|US official: Libyan gov’t confirms Gadhafi’s death|
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says Libya’s new government has told the United States that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. The official said Libya’s Transitional National Council informed U.S. officials in Libya of the development Thursday. The official said TNC chief Mahmoud Jibril was expected to officially announce Gadhafi’s death soon.
Natalia Pedraza-Limas: More will come… never ends…
Probably even worse than them.
|Celebrations erupt in Libya amid reports of Gadhafi capture, death - CNN.com|
October 20, 2011 — Updated 1340 GMT (2140 HKT) (CNN) — Libyans erupted in jubilation Thursday following unconfirmed reports that ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi may have been captured or killed. A “cacophany of celebration” could be heard in Tripoli, as ships and cars blasted their horns and shots were fired into the air, said CNN’s Dan Rivers.
|Qaddafi’s End, the Mideast’s Future - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com|
Shortly after the news of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s death, Libyans took to the street to celebrate and the Arab twittersphere lit up with gleeful comments, many of them hinting at a similar fate awaiting other Arab dictators. Still the frustration over the stalled pace of change in other countries swept up in the Arab Spring is growing.