Gadhafi’s death brings civil war to close

Libya’s new government declared liberation Sunday after the capture and death of previous ruler, Moammar Gadhafi.

Libyans celebrate liberation in Tripoli. Source: International Business Times

According to a CNN article, the new Libyan government has made some signs of improvement in terms of returning the country back to a normal state.

Mahmoud Jibril, the chairman of the National Transitional Council executive board, said in the article that Libya is producing 300,000 barrels of oil per day now compared to zero during the conflict.

Elections will also be held in the coming months for a national congress, parliament and president.

Although fighting has come to a close, the International Committee of the Red Cross said in the article that they observed 30,000 displaced persons, mass graves and 7,000 detainees held throughout the country.

“When necessary, we have called upon the authorities to place detainees in proper detention facilities instead of makeshift structures such as schools,” ICRC delegate Hanan Salah said in the article.

Libya’s former ousted leader, Gadhafi, was captured in Sirte last Thursday after a NATO drone strike attacked his convoy trying to leave the city.

Sirte - The drain pipe Gadhafi was found hiding in after the NATO strike on his convoy. Source: Global Post

He was killed later that day.

His autopsy later revealed that he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The question of terms of Gadhafi’s death are discussed in this CNN article.

Gadhafi’s body, along with his son’s and former defense minister’s, were displayed in a cold storage meat locker in Misrata for public viewing for four days before his family was able to have the bodies returned for burial.

About Alexander Alusheff

Alex Alusheff is a Bachelor of Science in Print Journalism Major at Bowling Green State University.
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2 Responses to Gadhafi’s death brings civil war to close

  1. Collin Sims says:

    I have to say, I do not usually read world news sadly. But reading your blog has encouraged me to learn more about the conflict in Libya and how things are changing after Gadhafi’s death as well as things like Occupy Wall Street.

  2. Sara Shipley Hiles says:

    Nice job! Good post, good links, good attribution.

    One error: There should be no comma in this sentence. You would only use a comma if Moammar Gadhafi is an appositive, in which case you could take out the name and the sentence would mean the same without it. If you added an “its” in front of previous ruler, then you would use a comma. Understand?

    Libya’s new government declared liberation Sunday after the capture and death of previous ruler, Moammar Gadhafi.

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