Thanks to Ivorybill in Green Square for the image.
Yet to be double sourced, but if true, this is good news for the Arab Spring, Human Rights and International Law – according to Reuters
Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been captured and wounded in both legs, National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid said on Thursday.
“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.
I hope he recovers and is put on trial. As anyone who has followed my diaries on this knows, I think UN intervention in Libya was necessary under the Responsiblity to Protect doctrine and to support the Arab Spring. I think Power, Rice and Clinton played a blinder by persuading Obama to join France, the UK and the Arab League in degrading Gaddafi’s army.
For more on the politics behind the scenes of that decision, do read the Rolling Stone piece Inside Obama’s War Room
Al Jazeera is running this. Rumours of death in a hospital in Misrata might not be incompatible with such a severe injury:
Libyan TV is reporting that Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by NTC fighters in Sirte.
Jamal abu-Shaalah, a field commander of NTC, told told Al Jazeera that the toppled leader had been seized, but it was not clear whether he was dead or alive.
Gaddafi is captured and is wounded in both legs, Abdel Majid, another NTC official, told the Reuters news agency.
“He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance,” the senior NTC military official said.
An NTC official also said that Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, the head of Gaddafi’s armed forces, was killed during the capture of Gaddafi.