New video of moments after Gaddafi’s death emerges

The footage came to light after a Syrian activist linked to it on Twitter

Written by Agencies | London | Published: July 17, 2012 8:09:27 pm

A gruesome new video showing slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s body being abused by rebels has surfaced on the internet.

In the shocking clip,which was posted to YouTube on Monday,high-spirited demonstrators apparently use the Libyan dictator’s corpse as a ventriloquist’s doll.

Reportedly,The footage came to light after a Syrian activist linked to it on Twitter,aiming a threat at Syria’s leader Bashar Al Assad.

The little over one minute-long video,whose authenticity cannot be independently verified,seems to have been filmed on October 20 last year,the day Gaddafi was captured and killed by rebel troops.

It shows a confused scene of celebration as young men shout and cheer next to a van containing an apparently dead body which resembles the dictator.

Its release comes less than two weeks after Libya’s first

democratic elections,which appear to have handed a victory to secular liberal forces.

Gaddafi ruled the Libya with an iron hand after wresting control from King Idris in a bloodless coup in 1969

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