Moammar Gadhafi is dead, apparently.
Revolutionary fighters attacked the house where Gadhafi was hiding, Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam told CNN. Gadhafi was shot while trying to flee, he said.
“Colonel Gadhafi is history,” he said, adding that interim council’s chairman or prime minister needs to officially confirm the death.
However, Gadhafi’s status remained unclear as a host of conflicting reports surfaced Thursday. None could be independently verified.
AbdelHakim Bilhajj, head of the National Transitional Council’s military arm in Tripoli announced Gadhafi’s death live on Al-Jazeera Arabic Thursday. It was also reported by National Transitional Council television station Al-Ahrar. It did not cite a source.
No word on the status of Gaddafi, Kadafi, el-Qaddafi, Gadafy or Qaddafi at the moment. Presumably they’re still on the run, just like the Ohio herpes monkey. Meanwhile, here’s Gadhafi’s New York Times obituary.