Sunday, 21 October 2012
Late Col. Gaddafi's Youngest Son Khamis Gaddafi is Dead
The youngest son of Colonel Gaddafi has reportedly been killed during fighting a year to the day after the former Libyan leader's death.
There are conflicting accounts about whether Khamis Gaddafi was killed during conflict or fatally wounded and later died.
Libyan national congress spokesman, Omar Hamdan, said the 28-year-old died 'in battle' but gave no further details.
His body is said to have been found yesterday after fierce fighting between pro-Gaddafi forces and militias allied to the Libyan government in the town of Bani Walid.
The Al Arabiya news agency, however, has been cited on NBC News as saying that sources claim Khamis Gaddafi was found seriously injured, arrested and later died. His alleged death occurred on Saturday, a year to the day after his father was killed by rebels.
Khamis's body was reportedly being taken to Misrata like his father's corpse
News of the death has sparked scenes of wild celebrations in the city