Gaddafi was tortured, sodomized and shot to death by NATO-backed rebels in October 2011, with the incident captured on video and broadcast by media networks around the world. Post-Gaddafi Libya degenerated into a failed state ruled by warlords, terrorists and rival factional governments vying for control of the oil-rich nation.
The remains of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be handed over to members of his tribe in Sirte for reburial, Saudi Arabia-based news channel AlHadath reports.
After Gaddafi was killed, his body was taken to Misrata ‘for a medical examination’, and then put on public display at a local shopping center. He was buried at an unknown location in the desert, despite promises by militants to return his remains to his family.
Last week, Libyan militia leader Salah Badi announced that he was prepared to disclose the location of Gaddafi’s burial site amid calls by supporters of the late Libyan leader to hand his remains over to tribesmen for the sake of intra-Libyan reconciliation.
Gaddafi’s Son Released From Prison
On Sunday, Libyan authorities released Saadi Gaddafi, Gaddafi senior’s third son, from jail and flew him out of the country to Turkey. The younger Gaddafi’s current whereabouts are unknown. According to sources speaking to Reuters, Saadi Gaddafi’s release was secured after negotiations between tribal figures and interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh. A retired professional football player by trade, Saadi Gaddafi…