Amidst a series of conflicting reports, Abdul Hakim Belhaj, the military head of Libya's transitional government now tells Al Jazeera that former Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi is dead. Gaddafi is reported to have died of wounds suffered in the fall of his hometown of Sirte.

"A new Libya is born today," Mahmoud Shammam, the chief spokesman of the Transitional National Council said. "We were serious about giving him a fair trial. It seems God has some other wish."