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Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge

Accounts differ on just how exactly Gaddafi died.

Image: Screengrab via YouTube

MORE FOOTAGE OF the final moments of Muammar Gaddafi’s life has emerged this morning as details of his violent death and how exactly it came about remain murky.

Various amateur video footage and pictures of the moments just after his capture have been released as has chaotic footage taken after he died but that exact moment of Gaddafi’s death is so far unknown and it is not known if has been recorded.

In this latest video released by the Associated Press Gaddafi’s captors are heard shouting “Don’t kill him! We need him alive!” and “God is great” throughout the footage.

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Al Jazeera quotes an account from Salem Bakeer, a member of the National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters’ unit, who said that Gaddafi was discovered moments after he and his bodyguards took cover in two drainage pipes following an attack on their convoy in Sirte.

He was said to have had gunshot wounds to his leg and back when he was captured. Bakeer’s account was verified by other fighters although one claimed that Gaddafi had been shot by one of his own men at the last minute.

It was in transporting Gaddafi by ambulance to the city of Misrata that his death apparently occurred, although he did not die in of wounds sustained prior to entering the ambulance according to the country’s Prime Minister, nor was he executed by NTC fighters as some have suggested.

A doctor confirmed to Al Arabiya that a bullet hit Gaddafi after his arrest.

Mahmoud Jibirl said last night that Gaddafi was fatally wounded when crossfire broke out mid-transport as forces still loyal to the deposed dictator opened fire on NTC forces.

“When the car was moving it was caught in crossfire between the revolutionaries and Gaddafi forces in which he was hit by a bullet in the head. The forensic doctor could not tell if it came from the revolutionaries or from Gaddafi’s forces,” Jibril said.

Reuters reported last night that Gaddafi’s body was on display at a house in Misrata where people were crowding around to have their picture taken with his body.

Meanwhile, the former Ukrainian nurse who began working for Gaddafi three years ago and cared for hm until last February has told The Daily Beast that she is devastated by his death, saying that she has  “only warm feelings for him”.

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