Media: Gaddafi is detained

Arab World Materials 20 October 2011 16:20 (UTC +04:00)
Libya’s former leader Moamer Gaddafi.
Media: Gaddafi is detained

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 20 /Trend T.Konyayeva/

Libya's former leader Moamer Gaddafi is detained, the Aljazeera reported.

Gaddafi was arrested together with his son, Motasem, during the NATO's bombing attacks on a convey of cars fleeing from Sirte.

According to the report, Gaddafi got injured. He was reportedly wounded in the leg.

Gaddafi was arrested

Furthermore, former Libya's Defense Minister Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr was killed during the air strikes.

Aljazeera reported with referrence to other media sources that Gaddafi was killed.

Mass demonstrations demanding for the ouster of Qaddafi, who has been ruling the country for more than 40 years, started in Libya in mid-February and subsequently grew into armed confrontation between the government forces and the rebels.

On August 23, 2011, Gaddafi lost control of Tripoli, and effective control of Libya with the rebels' capture of the Bab al-Azizia compound.

NTC forces now control most of Libyan territory, including the capital Tripoli. They have been trying to take several cities controlled by pro-Gaddafi troops, including Bani Walid and Sirte.