According to Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, Moammar Gadhafi has been killed at last. In the town of Sirte, Gadhafi was apparently finally cornered by insurgents who ended his 42-year dictatorship that was known for his “iron fist” rule and flamboyant leadership style.
Gadhafi was labelled an enemy of the United States because of his frequent flirtations with terrorist organizations. He was involved in such atrocities as backing the 1986 bombing of a Berlin disco popular with American soldiers, reportedly funding the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, and the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which resulted in the U.N. and United States imposing sanctions on Libya. He never denied involvement in any of these events except the last one. He recanted in 2003, admitting his role and trying to make amends, although few took him seriously. When Osama Bin Laden was killed earlier this year, Moammar Gadhafi graduated to the FBI’s most wanted man in the world.
It is important to point out that this has not been confirmed by United States authorities at this time. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.