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Graphic Warning: CNN Airs Alleged Photo of Dead Gadhafi


Al Jazeera publishes new alleged death photo --

CNN has just aired an alleged AFP (French news agency) photo showing what appears to be a dead Moammar Gadhafi. MSNBC ran the same photo, which seems to be a still taken from a video camera.

(Related: Read our initial report on Gadhafi's capture)

We warn you, the photo is graphic, so click with caution:

It is still unknown if Gadhafi is dead, as there have been no confirmed reports yet. Still, Reuters reports (via Sky News) that an NTC official confirms the photo apparently showing Gaddafi was the ousted Libyan dictator.

A good reminder: when pictures of a dead Osama bin Laden were released, they were quickly debunked. But CNN and MSNBC are still running with the Gadhafi picture, with the appropriate warnings.


Al Jazeera has obtained another, exclusive photo supposedly showing a dead Gadhafi:

Al Jazeera has acquired exclusive footage of the body of Muammar Gaddafi after he was killed in his hometown, Sirte.

Abdul Hakim Belhaj, an NTC military chief, said Gaddafi had died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte on Thursday.

The body of the former Libyan leader was taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, an NTC official said.

"Gaddafi's body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons," Mohamed Abdel Kafi, an NTC official in the city of Misrata, told Reuters.

Earlier, Abdel Majid, another NTC official, said the toppled leader had been wounded in both legs.

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