President Obama responds to Gadhafi assassination

10/20/11 wire reports including AP
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Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed. During a statement this afternoon at the White House Rose Garden, President Barack Obama did not independently confirm Gadhafi's death. Instead he cited the fact that Libyan officials have announced his killing.

Video reveals that Gadhafi was captured wounded but alive today in his hometown of Sirte. The video aired on Arab TV shows the former Libyan leader in a blood-soaked shirt, with his face bloodied. He is standing upright, being pushed along by fighters, and he appears to struggle against them, stumbling and shouting.

The fighters push him onto the hood of a pickup truck, and then drag him away, apparently toward an ambulance.

A short time later, he was dead. Later footage shows fighters rolling Gadhafi's body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist, with his head bloody.

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