Their official reason as to why is, who knows? The military commanders have said nothing else on the matter. It will leave most people surmising, probably correctly that he was battered and executed.
This of course leads one on to suspecting what sort of missions the NATO forces have been carrying out in Libya? So many lies and still more flooding out of Libya and the mouths of Western politicians.
The current Libyan Prime Minister has today said that free elections should be held within 8 months. Whether or not this is possible remains to be seen. TheLlibyan people wanted their freedom from the tyranny of Gaddafi and now they have it. It is to be hoped that the gains they made, at such a huge humanitarian cost, will not be squandered.
A top UN Human right's chief still questions how Gaddafi died but he will receive no answer. As the debate regarding where to bury Gaddafi's body rumbles on, Libyan people are viewing his bloodied remains and catching his image on camera.
It is expected that the NTC of Libya, will declare Libya liberated tomorrow, Sunday October 23, 2011.