Gaddafi Killed Following Capture in Sirte

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Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's longtime dictator, was killed Thursday as revolutionaries captured his hometown of Sirte, according to NBC.

Gadhafi, 69, spent 42 years as Libya's dictator before rebel fighters overthrew his regime several months ago. Gadhafi is the first leader to be killed in the Middle Eastern Arab Spring uprisings.

Broadcasters released graphic images of Gadhafi wounded but alive, with later video showing the leader's lifeless body, the Huffington Post reported.

It is believed that Gadhafi had been hiding out with heavily armed supporters in a few buildings held by regime loyalists in Sirte, battling the revolutionary fighters.

Gadhafi's death ends the regime, though the turmoil may not be over. Signs of infighting have already appeared, and the former rebels who now rule are disorganized.

President Obama told the Libyan people in a press conference: "You have won your revolution.

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