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Libya conflict: Gaddafi's rule draws to a close

20 October 2011 Last updated at 23:00 BST

Libya's ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after an assault on his birthplace of Sirte, officials say.

Acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril announced the death, and later said the colonel had been killed in a crossfire between Gaddafi loyalists and fighters from the transitional authorities.

He confirmed that Col Gaddafi had been taken alive, but died of bullet wounds minutes before reaching hospital.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

This report contains some disturbing images.