October 17, 2011

Death of Gaddafi's youngest son confirmed

I know the world has moved on...but a TV channel loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has confirmed something rumored up until now.

Damascus-based Al Rai television said that Khamis Gaddafi was killed during fighting in Tarhouna, 80 kilometres south of the capital Tripoli, on August 29.

The channel said that his cousin Mohamed Abdullah al-Senousi, the son of Gaddafi's intelligence chief, was killed in the same battle.

This is the first confirmation of the death of Khamis Gaddafi, coming after several such reports emerged from fighters and the country's ruling National Transitional Council.

Khamis, 28, was the commander of a brigade in the pro-Gaddafi forces, which was said to have been in charge of suppressing protests when they began in early February in the eastern city of Benghazi.

By Matt Damon at 04:13 PM | Comments |