News this morning that Moamaar Gahhafi has been captured - and killed - by Libya’s National Transition Council troops. The deposed dictator, who had been in hiding for months, was allegedly found cowering in a hole underground a building in his hometown of Sirte. Wearing a turban and one of his trademark khaki outfits, Gadhafi allegedly yelled “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot!” But the troops apparently did, striking him in both legs and his head. Although it has not been independently verified by the US, Libyan opposition leaders claim he died of his wounds. There is also an extremely graphic photograph being shown on worldwide TV that appears to show a deceased Gadhafi.
The streets of Libya are flooded with people celebrating what appears to be the end of his tyrannical 42 year rule.