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Gaddhafi killed by rebel forces


Rebel soldiers killed Col. Muammar Gaddhafi in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 20, ending his 42-year reign over the North African country.

Civil war broke out across the country in February, sparking heightened international interest about affairs in Libya. Several Western countries supported the uprising, with America becoming involved as part of NATO efforts, which included “no-fly” zone over the country.

At the beginning of the brutal civil war, America announced sanctions against Libya.

The details surrounding the circumstances of Gaddhafi’s death have been clouded with mystery and conflicting reports, but some sources say a NATO bomb forced the ruler and his entourage from their underground hiding place .

Videos released by rebel forces show soldiers beating and taunting Gaddhafi.

His body was later put on public display in the city of Mistrata.

Currently Libya is under the leadership of Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib.