Mutassim Gadhafi

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Gadhafi Buried at Secret Desert Site

Libyan dictator is buried at dawn with son Mutassim

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's final journey was from a meat locker in Misrata to a grave in a secret desert location. A National Transitional Council spokesman says the bodies of the dictator, his son Mutassim, and his former defense minister "were buried at dawn in a secret place with proper... More »

Gadhafi Burial Delayed

UN to probe death; ICC wants his DNA

(Newser) - Libya's transitional leadership has abandoned plans to follow Islamic tradition and bury Moammar Gadhafi today. Officials say they are going to delay the dictator's burial until they can investigate the circumstances of his death and decide on where to inter his body, the AP reports. For now, the... More »

Bodies of Gadhafi, Son Put on Display in Misrata

Libyans crowd in to take photos

(Newser) - It's going to get harder and harder to avoid gruesome images of Moammar Gadhafi. NPR reports that his unclothed body went on display at a private house in Misrata today, with Libyans crowding in to take photos. (Getty has images here via Huffington Post, but note they are most... More »

McCain Pushed to Arm Gadhafi, WikiLeaks Reveals

Cable details 2009 meeting

(Newser) - John McCain may be talking tough about Libya these days, but back in 2009 he promised Muatassim Gadhafi—Moammar’s fifth son and his national security adviser—that he’d do what he could to help Libya obtain military supplies, particularly new aircraft, a cable released by WikiLeaks reveals. McCain... More »

Gadhafi Sons: We'll Oust Dad for Democracy

But family appears split on country's direction

(Newser) - Two of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons have offered a plan for Libya: they would push their father from power, allowing son Seif al-Islam to helm a constitutional democracy, an insider tells the New York Times . It’s not known whether Moammar himself is on board with the proposal, which would... More »

Gadhafi's Sons May Be Looking for Way Out

Top aide to Seif al-Islam holding secret talks in London

(Newser) - A senior aide to Seif al-Islam has visited London in recent days to hold secret talks with British officials, government sources tell the Guardian . The Foreign Office says it won’t “provide a running commentary” on the talks, but one Western diplomat says it’s looking increasingly like Seif... More »

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