Misrata fighters display Gaddafi`s war trophies

Dramatic new mobile footage has surfaced showing that Libyan despot was captured bloodied but still alive and then killed by his captors.

New York: Dramatic new mobile footage has
surfaced showing that Libyan despot was captured bloodied but
still alive and then killed by his captors, who then scrambled
for trophies from the dead body.

The new footage has prompted the UN human rights chief to
ask for an international investigation into the circumstances
surrounding the death of Libya`s ousted despot, US media
reports said.

A UN human rights spokesman has described the mobile
videos as very disturbing. But the new leaders of the
country`s National Transitional Council (NTC) have promised
that Gaddafi would be given a burial today, according to
Islamic norms.

New York Times said a small group of fighters from the
port city of Misurata were at the vanguard of the force
attacking Gaddafi`s final hideout, stumbling upon him, hiding
in a drainage pipe.

Giving the firsthand account of the dictator`s last
moments, the NYT quoted the two fighters, 21-year-old Omran
Shaaban, and his unnamed friend, who claimed that they were
the first to confront the dictator lying injured in the pipe.

"When he saw us" he said in his trademark indignation
"what`s happening?". They said he was bleeding from his head
and chest, but he was well enough to speak.

Without clarifying how Gaddafi was killed, Shaaban
displayed in his hometown Misurata the trophies of the
revolution.

They included Gaddafi`s `golden gun`, his `satellite
phone`, his `brown scarf` and one `black boot`.
NYT said, amid the other souvenirs of war, the biggest
prize was Gaddafi`s body which was shuttled around Misurata,
the whole of last night.

But later it was taken to a reception room of a pink
villa as local military leaders came to take a look and snap
pictures.

He had what appeared to be a small wound just below his
chest and what looked like a gunshot wound to his left temple.
His face was clean, but his arms were caked with blood.
Several visitors tugged at his signature locks.

Fighters from Misrata who suffered grievously under a
long siege by Gaddafi`s troops in the spring.

Shaaban said that they had got the war trophies as
Gaddafi was carrying a silver gun in his hand and in a bag
nearby was the golden gun.

Gaddafi`s prized last possessions were windfall of spoils
for the young man of Misurata, who have lived only half as
long as dictator`s rule in Libya.

PTI

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