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10 Years On, When Gaddafi Was Killed

By Rediff News Bureau
October 19, 2021 12:16 IST
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October 20, 2011.

The day Muammar Gaddafi, who had ruled Libya with an iron hand since 1969, was spotted hiding in a drain in his hometown of Sirte by rebel fighters and brutally murdered.

The dictator's death did not bring peace to Libya which continues in a state of mutinous tumult with rival warlords fighting each other for supremacy.

Please click on the images for a better look at what happened 10 years ago and the thereafter.

IMAGE: An anti-Gaddafi fighter shows the media what they say was Muammar Gaddafi's golden pistol near Sirte, October 20, 2011. Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

 

IMAGE: An anti-Gaddafi fighter points at the drain where Gaddafi was hiding before he was captured in Sirte, October 20, 2011. Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Men take pictures of Gaddafi's corpse displayed at a house in Misrata, October 20, 2011. Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A chair which Gaddafi once owned is displayed at the Martyrs Museum in Misrata, January 16, 2021. Photograph: Ayman Al-Sahili/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A distinctive cap which Gaddafi wore is displayed at the Martyrs Museum in Misrata, January 16, 2021. Photograph: Ayman Al-Sahili/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Visitors look at objects belonging to Gaddafi displayed at the Martyrs Museum in Misrata, January 16, 2021. Photograph: Ayman Al-Sahili/Reuters

Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

 

 
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