Gaddafi died from a gunshot wound: doctor

MISRATA Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:06am EDT

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MISRATA (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi died from a gunshot wound, a doctor involved in an overnight autopsy on the former Libyan leader's body told Reuters.

"He died because of a gunshot wound. It is obvious," the doctor said, giving no details about whether it was from an apparent gunshot wound on the left side of Gaddafi's head.

"There are still several issues. We have to pass (the report) to the prosecutor general. But everything will be revealed publicly. Nothing will be hidden."

The autopsy was carried out at a morgue in the city of Misrata, about 200 km (130 miles) east of Tripoli. Local officials said Gaddafi's body would now be brought back to the cold store at an old market in Misrata where it has been on public display.

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Writing by Barry Malone)

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Comments (3)
avgprsn wrote:
This is a waste of time doing any kind of inquiry.
It doesn’t take a statistical expert to know in such a chaotic situation; anyone could have put a bullet in the guy’s head.
Rebels against the former leader, intelligence from multiple nations of diverse interests, military within NATO, a blood thirsty mad Libyan whom has lost family and could have formerly had loyalty to either side.
Who knows?
In such a chaotic situation there will be a thousand stories from a thousand points of views and agendas. All different.
To admit that, blames no one – and allows for things in such an unstable area to start to heal.
Anything else would either have to lend towards personal bias, or one of the very few whom could have known what was going on.
To sort through it all and identify those limited elements are not east I wouldn’t think.

Oct 23, 2011 2:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bootcut1 wrote:
I see the are calling for a sharia law for Libya. I think this is not exactly what we were hoping for. Another Taliban type Government.

Oct 23, 2011 11:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
theBigKahuna wrote:
Who put the shot in Kaddafy’s head? Who enabled these events to happen? Obama, Clinton, Sarkozy and Brown now own Libya as Bush owns Iraq and Afghanisan. It was. French plane who put Kaddafy on the table to be devoured and executed. It was American bombs and support to the armed rebels to replace the sitting government. So now, whether large Western ground troops were on the ground or not, it does remove from the facts that without Western participation, Kaddafy would still be in control of Libya and therefore whatever chaos and civil war follows is the sole responsibility of the US, France, Britain, and the United Nations for creating another Iraq. Thank you Obama for your. Gift to the Libyan people

Oct 24, 2011 3:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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