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Reports: Moammar Gadhafi Captured or Killed in Libya

An image captured off a cellular phone camera purportedly shows the arrest of Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, rebel leaders said Thursday.

After months on the run, the former dictator was found and shot by rebel fighters in his hometown of Sirte, according to Libya's new ruling body, the National Transitional Council.

Earlier reports said Gadhafi had been captured.

The White House and NATO said they were unable to confirm reports of his death.

Gadhafi's reported capture comes on the same day rebel fighters gained control of Sirte from his loyalists.  The port city was the last remaining Gadhafi stronghold left to fall, paving the way for the NTC to fully establish a new government.

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