A defected military officer in the Libyan army has confirmed the death of Mutassim Gaddafi in Brega. The officer reportedly witnessed the dead body of Muammar Gaddafi's son after a NATO strike on the city where fierce fighting has been raging for weeks. This news is trending on Twitter and cannot be independently verified.
Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi (Arabic: مُعْتَصِمٌ بِٱللهِ ٱلْقَذَّافِيّ, also transliterated as Mutassim or Al-Mu'tasim) (born 1977) is a former Libyan Army officer, and the National Security Adviser of Libya since 2010. He is the fifth son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
In April 2009, Moatassem met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the highest-level diplomatic exchange between the two countries since they resumed diplomatic relations several years earlier.
He spent several years in Egypt following an internal leadership dispute.
Independent terrorism consultant Evan Kohlmann, writing about the death in Libya of Ibn Al Sheikh Al Libi, a former captive in the CIA's "high value detainee" program, suggested Gaddafi had played a role in the death. Under torture directed by the CIA Al Libi confessed to using trainers from Iraq to train jihadists how to use Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction. Senior officials in the George W. Bush Presidency cited Al Libi's confession as proof of Al Qaeda's ties to Iraq and proof that Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction.
After several years of speculation as to what had happened to Al Libi, when it became clear the confessions wrung from him were false, human rights workers found he was being held in a Libyan prison. They tried to make arrangements to meet with him, only to be informed he had committed suicide.
Kohlmann wrote that Al Libi's death followed shortly after a meeting between Moatessem-Billal Gaddafi and Omar Suleiman, a senior Egyptian intelligence official. Kohlmann wrote that the reports in the Libyan press about Al Libi's death were authorized by his elder brother and rival, heir apparent Saif al-Islam Muammar Al-Gaddafi. He is a part of his father's inner circle. He has commanded units in Brega during the 2011 Libyan Civil War. " Wikkepedia
Defected military officer confirms the death of #Gaddafi’s 3rd son #Mutassim in NATO air strikes on #Brega after seeing his dead body. – @dovenews
The Libyan news site Dove News reported the following, translated from Arabic:
"...is close to the Libyan opposition yesterday evening, the officer's breakaway Gaddafi regime, which did not mention his name, saying that he saw himself in God's body Mutasim Gaddafi, after the bombing offensive aircraft NATO forces,''''about three weeks ago in Brega, pointing out that Mutasim, who served as national security adviser, is the third of Gaddafi's sons who died in the war going on in Libya, after both of Thurs Qaddafi, Leader of Legion 32 of the Libyan army, and the sword of the Arabs, the youngest son of Libyan leader, who was killed in a raid to''NATO''a few days ago, accompanied by three of the descendants of Colonel al-Libi.
He added the same source, quoting the officer dissident, that Gaddafi has his own murder and his defense minister, Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Younis Jaber, in his office, was shot dead, owing to the objection of the latter on the way to deal with the Libyan regime protests in Libya since its inception.
However, the renegade officer did not give a date for the assassination of the Minister of Defence by the Libyan Gaddafi in his office, but only by pointing out that his information that is unconfirmed reliable sources.
It is noteworthy that the Libyan Defense Minister Jaber Group, did not appear on the Libyan media some time ago, where only address the media in relation to the military aspect of the crisis, Libyan spokesman" Dove News
This in itself is fascinating news as it offers confirmation that Gaddafi did indeed shoot one of his top officers, as I had reported on May 19th, deriving the information from Twitter feeds.Did Gadaffi Assassinate Top Military Commander? http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
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Tripoli: Suleiman Dogha: Bab Al Aziziya is completely destroyed. It has been razed to the ground today. #libya #feb17
Muammar Gaddafi's infamous compound Bab Al Aziziya was utterly annihalated on his 69th birthday, June 7th, 2011.
Today, news of his son's death put Gaddafi in good company with the thousands of Libyans who have paid the ultimate price for asking peacefully for their freedom from his tyrannical and corrupt regime, losing not only their homes but their loved ones in the many thousands. Last month another son, Saif Al-Arab was purportedly killed in a NATO strike in Tripoli. Rumours in March said that Khaled, yet another of the seven sons of Gaddafi, had been burned and perished when a kamikaze pilot defected and crashed his jet into Bab Al- Aziziya.
The daughter of Gaddafi, Aisha filed a case against NATO. It is hard to imagine what it must be like to be a member of the Gaddafi family right now. Gaddafi's wife herself said in a recent telephone interview with CNN, "History will judge us."