Much of the international community has also welcomed Qaddafi's demise, and has called on Libyans now to work for a democratic future that stands in contrast to the brutality of Qaddafi's dictatorship. One of Qaddafi's sons, Mutassim, and Qaddafi's defense chief Abu Bakr Yunis Jabar, were also reported killed in Sirte. Qaddafi's body was later taken to Misrata, a city that suffered a siege by pro-Qaddafi forces during the eight-month civil war. "In a joint statement, European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Qaddafi's death would allow Libya to "embrace a new democratic future. "EU spokesman Michael Mann told RFE/RL: "Colonel Qaddafi's death brings closure to a tragic period in the lives of so many Libyan people.
Source: Libya Today August 05, 2022 08:04 UTC