NATO airstrike may be what killed Kadafi, alliance official says

The wreckage of vehicles that were part of a convoy struck outside the Libyan city of Sirte, October 20, 2011

From the Los Angeles Times:  Libya’s former leader Moammar Kadafi may have been killed or mortally wounded in a NATO airstrike on two military vehicles at about 8:30 a.m. near Surt, according to a senior NATO officer.

The  vehicles were part of a larger convoy and were targeted because they appeared to be directing pro-Kadafi fighters, the officer said.

Asked if NATO had specific intelligence prior to the attack indicating Kadafi was in the convoy, the officer said, “not really … those vehicles seemed to be directing the actions of the others and they were struck. For all we know it could have been a lower-level leader.”  (photo: David Sperry/AP)

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