Top story today is the capture and killing of the former Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. More follows…
As fighting ramped up in Sirte, Gaddafi’s home town, an air strike hit the convoy of the fleeing former leader of Libya at 0600 BST. The aircraft are said to have been NATO, but not British.
A spokesman for the National Transitional Council in Misrata Abdullah Berrassali told Sky News: “Gaddafi is dead, absolutely dead. He was shot in both legs and a bullet in the head.” Other senior aides including his spin doctor Moussa Ibrahim and members of his family have been captured.
As he tried to flee the vehicle, there was a brief scuffle between freedom fighters, Gaddafi and his aides.
The days of celebration have been few and far between in Libya’s grisly past. Today will be another on the long road to liberation.
Political Promise writer Garry Lee has been appalled by the reaction: “This all makes me wonder why we are so quick to justify the killing of men that kill others. Is an eye for an eye so deeply ingrained in Britain?”