Benghazi: The vice chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council confirmed that ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi had been killed on Friday and said the interim government would announce the liberation of Libya “within hours”.
That would be a landmark announcement, after which the interim government has said it would begin the transition to democracy in the North African state ruled by Gadhafi with an iron fist for 42 years until August.
Libyans celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli 20 October, 2011 after hearing the news that Moammar Gadhafi was killed in Sirte. Reuters.
“We announce to the world that Moammar Gadhafi has been killed at the hands of the revolutionaries,” Abdul Hafiz Ghoga told a news conference in Benghazi. “We will announce the liberation of Libya within hours, maybe sooner.”