Reports Gaddafi son Khamis dead in Libya fighting

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Reports Gaddafi son Khamis dead in Libya fighting

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There have been celebrations in Libya’s capital Tripoli on the first anniversary of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and death.

Dozens of vehicles parked around Martyrs’ square and many people danced and waved Libyan flags as unconfirmed reports emerged that Gaddafi’s youngest son Khamis had died after being captured.

“We are happy because they caught the tyrant’s son and other remnants of the regime. It is a gift the revolutionairies gave us for the souls of the martyrs,” said Tripoli resident Ali Al Toomi.

28-year-old Khamis was known as one of the most hardline of Gaddafi’s sons. His body was apparently found in Bani Walid, the scene of fierce fighting over the past two weeks.

But he has been reported dead several times before and there are conflicting reports about whether he was killed or captured on this occasion.

In a further development, Gaddafi’s former spokesman Moussa Ibrahim has reportedly been captured.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, he was caught in a town 70 kilometres south of Tripoli.

Ibrahim was the mouthpiece of the Gaddafi regime during last year’s civil war. His whereabouts had been unknown since the fall of Tripoli in August 2011.