Moammar Gadhafi Killed

The news burst onto the airwaves early this morning as military leaders answering to Libya's Transitional National Council said the ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi , elusive for months had been killed after heavy fighting in and around his stronghold of Sirte. Today amidst pictures of chaotic celebrations and frenzied facts, we chase this story.

Part One of The Current


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Moammar Gadhafi Killed - Hana el-Sharif

The news coming out of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, Libya over the last several hours is dramatic. The National Transitional Council, in a televised announcement, says Moammar Gadhafi is dead. And at a news conference in Tripoli, Libya's Prime Minster confirmed Gadhafi's death.

NATO has confirmed airstrikes on two pro-Gadhafi forces military vehicles which were part of a larger group maneuvering in the vicinity of Sirte.

Hana el-Sharif, a resident of Tripoli joined us from the streets.

Moammar Gadhafi Killed - Dr. Omar Bengezi

Doctor Omar Bengezi is a Libyan-Canadian doctor who went back to Libya in March to help overwhelmed medical staff deal with scores of injured protesters, as well as injured fighters. He was in Welland, Ontario.

Moammar Gadhafi Killed - Atiya Ojali

Atiya Ojali is in Tripoli celebrating what he says is the moment of a lifetime .. the death of Gadhafi is the gateway to the real freedom of the Libyan people. By trade he is a literary translator and a computer programmer from Benghazi. Today he joined us from Tripoli.

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