on 28 October 2011
After being on the run for nearly two months, Muammar el-Qaddafi was found in a sewer outlet in his hometown of Sirte. Confused, tired and weak, he was captured by jubilant rebel fighters who, for the first time in their lives, were not afraid of the man who had ruled over them for 42 years. Initial wire reports from the Associated Press and Reuters flashed that Qaddafi had been “captured,” only to be immediately revised: Qaddafi had been killed.
Read more in Your Foreign Correspondent
, my bi-weekly column in the Bowdoin Orient,
the oldest continuously-published college newspaper in the United States.