Longtime dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, reportedly has been killed. Following the capture of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, contradictory reports emerged that Colonel Gaddafi may have been killed or captured in Libya.
Al Jazeera and Libyan state television are reporting that the Libyan dictator has been killed during a gunbattle in Sirte. A senior National Transitional Council official, Abdel Majid, told Reuters by telephone that Gaddafi has died of wounds suffered during his capture in Sirte. Reuters reports that he was wounded in both legs as he "tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked."
The U.S. State Department has not confirmed Colonel Gaddafi's capture or death. "The State Department cannot at this time confirm media reports on the capture or killing of Muammar Qadhafi,” spokesperson Victoria Nuland said, according to Politico.
It's always good news when a crazy bastard like Qaddafi kicks the bucket. Now we can worry about whether another crazy bastard will take over.