It’s been four days since the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and a new video of his capture has hit the internet.
It’s the clearest video yet of the moments after Libyan rebels took him under their control, and it shows a bloodied, terrified, but still alive Gaddafi being propped up, dragged around, as well as abused by his captors.
On Sunday, reports emerged from Libya that named the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head, and also confirmed reports that the Colonel had been shots multiple times before eventually succumbing to his wounds. What actually happened in the moments leading up to Gaddafi’s death is still unknown, but it is speculated that he might have been executed by one of his captors. The BBC has video of one of his captors who apparently takes credit for the killing.
The United States has joined other nations calling for a full investigation into his capture and death.
In an incredibly odd turn, it was learned that Gaddafi’s body has been turned into an attraction for some in Libya, as it is being stored in a refrigerated unit inside a shopping mall in Misrata.
The video above is now part of the historical record, and gives an important look into the crucial moments (presumably) right before his death. No matter how you feel about Gaddafi or the actions that led to his demise, one thing is certain: it’s a harrowing portrayal of the realities of war.