New video tells more of the story on the death of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Anderson Cooper speaks with senior international correspondent Dan Rivers to round out the details.
AC360° learns more details on the exact nature of Moammar Gadhafi's death.
(CNN) - Three gone (Gadhafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali), two holding on in the face of daily protests (al-Assad, Saleh), two more (Kings Abdullah of Jordan and Mohammed of Morocco) trying to stay ahead of the curve of protest: After 10 months of the Arab Spring, the region is still in the throes of a heady and unpredictable transformation.
Moammar Gadhafi's demise, after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, means that three rulers in power collectively for 95 years are gone. Scholar and author Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, says that 2011 "is to the Arabs what 1989 was to the communist world. The Arabs are now coming into ownership of their own history and we have to celebrate."
A look at what was happening leading up to the time of Gadhafi's death. Anderson Cooper reports.
Ben Farmer, who is embedded in Libya for The Daily Telegraph, describes the final moments surrounding Gadhafi's death.
Before he was killed on October 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya with an iron fist for 42 years. The dictator was known for bizarre behavior, peculiar tastes and the brutality he inflicted on his people. Look back on pictures of historic moments and meetings during his rule.
Join us tonight at 8 p.m. ET for the latest coverage on the death of Moammar Gadhafi.
(CNN) - Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.
Libyan fighters announced the fall of the last stronghold of former leader Moammar Gadhafi, and reports have since surfaced that Gadhafi was killed in the fighting.
International powers have accused Gadhafi's regime of committing human rights violations and killing civilians.
Here are some key points CNN has reported in the conflict.
Three days after the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, calls go out on Facebook for peaceful demonstrations in Libya against leader Moammar Gadhafi. The Libyan leader, who ruled over the country for more than four decades, voiced support for Mubarak during the Egyptian crisis.
About 200 demonstrators protesting the arrest of a human activist take to the streets in the coastal city of Benghazi, witnesses say. Several of them are arrested amid confrontations with police. A highly placed source close to the Libyan government tells CNN, "There is nothing serious here. These are just young people fighting each other."
Editor's note: Tune in to AC360 at 8 p.m. ET for the latest on Gadhafi's death, reaction from around the world and what's next for Libya.
(CNN) - The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, is "an important step" for Libya, but don't expect the fighting to end right away, said CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman. Wedeman, the first Western television reporter to enter and report from inside Libya during the war, talked about how Gadhafi's life ended and what his death means for Libya's future and the civil war.
(CNN) - Libyans erupted in jubilation Thursday following unconfirmed reports that ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi may have been captured or killed.
A "cacophany of celebration" could be heard in Tripoli, as ships and cars blasted their horns and shots were fired into the air, said CNN's Dan Rivers.
"It is very, very loud - a lot of excitement," Rivers said.
"It's a great moment," said Mahmoud Shammam, information minister for Libya's National Transitional Council. "I've been waiting for this moment for decades, and I'm thanking God that I'm alive to see this moment."
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