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Youth fighter claims to have fired the two bullets that killed Gaddafi

Damien McElroy

Published 24/10/2011 | 05:00

LIBYA'S long-ruling and feared dictator may have been killed because a youth fighter was angry that he was under the control of another militia.

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As questions swirl over who killed Col Muammar Gaddafi, pictured left, Libyan rebels posted a YouTube video of one fighter claiming he had shot him.

Sanad al-Sadek al-Ureibi claims that he was angry that fighters from Misurata, the town that spearheaded the fight against Gaddafi, were taking him away.

Ureibi is shown being interviewed by unidentified men, who are congratulating him. They show a gold ring and a bloody jacket allegedly belonging to Gaddafi.

Ureibi says: "I fired two bullets at him. He did not die immediately. It took him half an hour."

Libyan authorities said they would treat Gaddafi's killer as a national hero.

Irish Independent

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