The unconfirmed events leading to his death are said to have begun when Gaddafi and some of his remaining forces found themselves surrounded in a handful of buildings in the North West of Sirte (Gaddafi’s hometown). A convoy of vehicles carrying Gaddafi tried to break out and flee but were bombed by NATO warplanes. The airstrike didn’t kill Gaddafi, but NTC (National Transitional Council) soldiers on the ground opened fire on what was left of the convoy and shot the dictator in both of his legs. At this point Gaddafi tried to hide in a sewer pipe/tunnel, but he was found and arrested. Soon after that, he was shot in the head at close range.
This is the sewer pipe in which Gaddafi tried to hide. After 42 years in power, this is where he found his end.
Hit the jump to see photos of Gaddafi’s arrest, dead body and a video showing his remains being taken away (note: they contain blood and gore).Read More