Gadhafi's Son Khamis Reported Killed

Younger Gadhafi commanded elite military unit, said killed in NATO strike
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2011 4:53 PM CDT
Moammar Gadfhafi's youngest son Khamis, left, meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, in this March 25, 2008 file photo.   (AP Photo/Algerian Presidency, ho)
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(Newser) – Khamis Gadhafi, Moammar Gadhafi's feared son who commanded an elite military unit known as the Khamis Brigade, has been reported killed in a NATO strike, reports Sky News. A man at the scene of a bombed-out Toyota Landcruiser says that the younger Gadhafi was in it when a NATO Apache helicopter hit it with a rocket, instantly incinerating it.

A senior rebel officer seconded the claim to Reuters, saying that Khamis Gadhafi had been taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. Human Rights Watch today linked the Khamis Brigade to the slaughter of detainees last week in a warehouse. The news comes even as Moammar Gadhafi's wife, two sons, and daughter are confirmed to have fled to Algeria. It's worth noting that Khamis Gadhafi has been reported dead before.

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