It’s a wrap for your boy Gadhafi in Libya:
Ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been captured after the apparent fall of his hometown of Sirte, according to reports out of Libya. National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid told Reuters that Gadhafi has been wounded in both legs. “He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance,” the senior NTC military official told Reuters by telephone.
A Libyan government fighter later told Reuters he had witnessed Gadhafi’s capture.The unnamed fighter claimed Gadhafi was hiding in a hole, shouting “don’t shoot, don’t shoot.” The U.S. State Department said it could not confirm the reports. The sound of cars honking their horns in Tripoli, apparently as people heard the reports, threatened to drown out al-Jazeera’s television report live from the capital. Earlier Thursday, Libyan fighters overran the remaining positions of Gadhafi loyalists in Sirte, ending the last major resistance by former regime supporters, the Associated Press and Reuters reported.
They had held out two months after the fall of the capital Tripoli. Celebratory gunfire echoed through Sirte after reporters at the scene watched the final assault begin around 8 a.m. and end about 90 minutes later, the AP reported. Just before the assault, loyalists in a convoy tried to flee the enclave down the coastal highway but they were met by gunfire from the revolutionaries, who killed at least 20 of them, according to the AP.
“Our forces control the last neighborhood in Sirte,” Hassan Draoua, a member of Libya’s interim National Transitional Council, told the AP in Tripoli. “The city has been liberated.”
Liberation for Libya…