Gaddafi’s Son Reportedly Killed

    Rebels and their supporters celebrate around the iconic statue of a golden fist crushing a US military bomber outside Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's heavily damaged Bab al-Azizya compound in the centre of Tripoli on August 24, 2011, as explosions and gunfire rocked the streets of the Libyan capital before and after dawn, reminding fearful residents that Kadhafi's forces still pose a threat despite being routed by rebels. The sculpture depicts a fist crushing a jet fighter in the grounds of Kadhafi's former residence after it was bombed in 1986 by US aircraft.   AFP PHOTO/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Exactly one year after his father was killed, 28-year-old Khamis Gaddafi is reportedly dead after a battle in Bani Walid, a remaining pro-regime stronghold. Reports vary as to whether Gaddafi’s youngest son was captured and is alive but wounded, or was captured and has died from injuries. Libya’s recently overthrown prime minister tweeted that Khamis’s body was taken to a Misrata hospital, and a Libyan journalist told NBC that his right leg had been amputated. Gaddafi’s son has been reported dead in the past and is known as one of the most extreme of his siblings.

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