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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Muammar Gaddafi was killed by opposition fighters
Kimberly Bennett at 12:00 AM ET

On October 20, 2011, opposition forces in the National Transition Council (NTC) took hold of the town of Sitre and captured and killed former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The International Criminal Court (ICC) had previously issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafi in June 2011 for alleged crimes against the people of Libya. After Gaddafi's death, Libyan officials arrested Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and former Gaddafi spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. Gaddafi's death marked a major milestone in the conflict in Libya.

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Learn more about former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi from the JURIST news archive, and read overviews of The Libya Conflict and the International Criminal Court in Features.

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