Gaddafi Has Been Killed

By Kyle Wagner on at

The new Libyan government has confirmed that Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former dictator of Libya, has been killed after his hometown of Surt was taken. Here's a look back at the search and pursuit of Gaddafi, and some of the more extreme tools that have seen action in Libya since February.

Gaddafi had been dictator of Libya since 1969, but fled Tripoli in late August after the city had been overrun with insurgent fighters. The revolution began in February, during the Arab spring, and has seen especially vicious fighting in the months since.

Qaddafi Has Been Killed

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Libya Is Quickly Becoming a Level from Twisted Metal

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