Moammar Gadhafi was killed by Libyan revolutionary fighters in his home town of Sirte Thursday, after weeks of fierce battle.

Gadhafi, who seized power in a bloodless military coup in 1969, was the longest-serving leader in Africa and the Arab world.

Don't shoot, don't shoot, were reportedly the last words of Gadhafi who was known for savage killing of dissidents during his 42-year reign in the North African country.

A rebel fighter claimed that Gadhafi was hiding in a drainage pipe in the centre of the city and pleaded, Don't shoot. However, his request fell on deaf ears and he met with a violent end, as it happened to some of the ruthless dictators of the recent limes.  

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