Khamis Gaddafi, the youngest son of the former Libyan dictator found dead in Bani Walid
The body of the seventh son of the late Libyan leader is said to have been found yesterday after fierce fighting between pro-Gaddafi forces and militias allied to the Libyan government in the town of Bani Walid, the report said.
Earlier Saturday, some news outlets in Libya reported that Khamis had been captured alive. At the news, fireworks and car horns filled the night on Saturday as people celebrated the news.
It is expected that the government will make an official statement regarding the emerging developments in the country. A large number of fugitive pro-Gaddafi elements have been reportedly captured.
Khamis was a commander of the Gaddafi forces during the Libyan uprising last year and participated in the killing of the civilian protesters in Zawia, Tripoli, Misurata and other Libyan cities and towns. He was also well known for his brutality and crimes.
His most feared brigade, named the Mechanical 32 Brigade, played a major role in trying to suppress the uprising and also committing war crimes. Government forces claimed 13 people were killed and 121 wounded on a fourth day of bitter clashes for control of Bani Walid.
Khamis has been reported dead many times during last year’s conflict but he always turned out to be alive. Early this year it was reported that his doctor had also been captured and that Khamis was still alive with an amputated leg.
Reports of his death brought scenes of wild celebrations in Misrata, the city which had been under siege for six months by Khamis’s 32nd Brigade.
It is believed his body was being brought to the city, the third largest in Libya, as his father’s corpse had been after he was killed by rebels on October 20 last year.
His other brother, Saif Al Islam, is currently in a Libyan jail on war crimes charges.
Video link:- At the news, fireworks on Saturday as people celebrated the news
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