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NATO confirms air strike on military convoy near Sirte

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Oct 20, IRNA -- NATO confirmed Thursday its fighter jets had bombed a military 'convoy' near Sirte in the morning, but stressed it was impossible to say whether the air strike was linked to the possible death of Libyan dictator, Muammar Qaddafi.

'Since we do not have any boots on the ground, we are unable to say anything about the identity of any person killed,' an unidentified spokeswoman said.

She pointed out there had been conflicting media reports about what led to
Qaddafi's capture.

Some of the media reports have implicated a NATO air strike.

The Libyan broadcasting network, Free Libya TV, quoted sources in the NATO operation room as confirming Qaddafi's capture earlier in the day.

Qaddafi is reportedly believed to have been killed after his capture by National Transition Council forces near his hometown Sirte.

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