White House monitors unconfirmed reports of Gadhafi capture
Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 7:33 a.m. CDT;
updated 11:17 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 20, 2011
WASHINGTON — White House officials are monitoring reports that Moammar Gadhafi has been captured in Libya but are unable to confirm the status of the former Libyan leader.
The chief spokesman for the revolutionary National Transitional Council Jalal el-Gallal and the council military spokesman Abdul-Rahman Busin said reports that Gadhafi has been captured in his hometown of Sirte are unconfirmed.
Libyan fighters captured Sirte on Thursday, two months after the fall of Tripoli.
Reports of Gadhafi's capture follow Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Libya on Tuesday. She said in Tripoli that she hoped Gadhafi would be captured or killed.
Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday the State Department has been unable to confirm the reports about Gadhafi.
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