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Gaddafi buried at dawn – official

25 October 2011, 12:49

Misrata - A Misrata military council official says Muammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim and a top aide have been buried in a secret location, with a few relatives and officials in attendance.

In a text message read to The Associated Press, spokesperson Ibrahim Beitalmal is quoted as saying the burial took place at 05:00 on Tuesday, and that Islamic prayers were read over the bodies. The information could not be independently verified.

The three bodies had been held in cold storage in Misrata since Gaddafi was captured near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. Gaddafi died in unclear circumstances within hours of his capture, and Libya's new leaders have promised an investigation.

Beitalmal has said the burial site would remain secret to prevent vandalism.

- AP


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