Syrian activists warn Assad by circulating new video for Qaddafi’s death

WARNING: The video shows exposed leader Muammar Qaddafi following his death and capture near Sirte. This video contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised. (Image from YouTube)

Syrian activists are circulating what they claimed to be the first video showing former Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi as a dead corpse.

Sami al-Hamwi, a Syrian activist, who tweeted the circulated video posted on YouTube, warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to remember what has happened to the Libyan dictator.

Previous posted videos on Qaddafi’s death, did not show him dead, but showed him alive when he was captured near Sirte. The initial video was filmed by a bystander in a crowd and later aired on television. Qaddafi was shown dazed, wounded and being dragged off a vehicle’s bonnet and pulled to the ground by his hair.

“Keep him alive, keep him alive!” someone shouted in the first video. Later, Qaddafi goes out of view and gunshots ring out.

In the new video, however, he was shown dead, bloody and waering nothing on the top. He was surrounded by rebels inside a van with its back doors open to transfer him to a stretcher.

The crowds in the video, anxious to see Qaddafi’s slain body, were rowdy and it was not so clear to hear what people were saying, except for “Allahu Akbar” (God is great).

The new video was abruptly circulated in less than two weeks prior Libya’s election which took place on July 7.

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