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Gaddafi buried in secret Sahara grave

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Gaddafi buried in secret Sahara grave


The remains of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi have been buried in a secet location deep in the Sahara desert, according to the country’s new administration.

His body, and that of his son Mo’tassim were handed over to two people described by an official as ‘very-trusted’.

Gaddafi’s personal cleric, who was held during the same arrest operation, said prayers over the corpses.

Many outside Libya were shocked by the gruesome peep show laid on by the National Transitional Council.

The decomposing body of the toppled dictator drew crowds in a parody of a lying-in-state ceremony in a former meat locker in Misrata.

It took days to settle on a burial site. Some officials did not want him on their land. The NTC did not want his grave to become a shrine for Gaddafi supporters.

Libya’s interim leader Abdul Jalil announced an inquiry into claims that Gaddafi might have been summarily executed after being captured alive.

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