Libya confirms Gadhafi has been killed

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during a celebrations marking the 31-year anniversary of the declaration of the "Jamahiriya," or "rule of the masses" in Sirte, Libya, Sunday, March 2, 2008. In his drive to spread Libyan and Islamic influence in Africa, Gadhafi inaugurates a huge new Gadhafi Mosque Wednesday March 19, 2008 in predominantly Christian Uganda with several African heads of states attending and some 80 Arab journalists flown-in specially from Cairo for the occasion. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid Al Fergany)

October 20, 2011 7:26:50 AM PDT
Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed.

The official said Libya's Transitional National Council informed U.S. officials in Libya of the development Thursday.

The official said TNC chief Mahmoud Jibril was expected to officially announce Gadhafi's death soon.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the U.S. cannot independently confirm Gadhafi's death.