Fresh video has emerged on YouTube purporting to show the lifeless corpse of Muammar Gaddafi being pulled around by rebel fighters on the day of his death.
In one gruesome scene, the deposed dictator’s head is shown being “operated” like a ventriloquist's dummy, “nodding” and “talking” to his captors, many of whom are standing over the tyrant’s battered body taking pictures with their mobile phones.
Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for more than 40 years, was killed in October last year. After being discovered hiding in a tunnel in Sirte, his birthplace, the despot was dragged through the streets and ultimately murdered.
The video is reported to have been taken later that day, with Gaddafi stripped to the waist, his bruised face and body betraying the violence of his final moments.
After mocking the former leader, the assembled throng drag the body by the feet from the back of a van and place it on a stretcher.
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Rebel fighters react after entering into Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli.
Rebel fighters react after entering into Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli.
Rebel fighters gesture as they stamp on a part of a statue of Gaddafi inside the main compound.
A rebel fighter gestrures as he stands on a monument inside the compound.
A rebel fighter pours water on his head inside Gaddafi's compound.
A rebel fighter climbs on a statue inside Gaddafi's compound.
An injured rebel fighter gives the victory sign, after fighting just outside Gaddafi's compound.
An injured rebel fighter lies on the ground following fighting just outside the compound of Gaddafi's compound.
Rebel fighters kick the head of a Gaddafi after entering the Libyan leader's compound.