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Published October 20, 2011, 10:41 AM

Gadhafi, Libya's Iron-fisted Leader for 42 Years, Confirmed Dead

SIRTE, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

By: Christopher Gillette, Kim Gamel, Associated Press

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