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Qaddafi, Son and Former Defense Aide Buried in Secret Place

MISURATA, Libya — After four days of public viewing of the slowly decomposing corpses of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, one of his sons and his former defense minister in a Misurata meat locker, the military council in this city said on Tuesday that the three were buried in a predawn funeral at a secret location.

Ibrahim Beitalmal, a senior official on the council, said 18 relatives of Colonel Qaddafi, his son Muatassim, and the defense minister, Abu Bakr Younes, were permitted to attend the funeral, including a nephew of Colonel Qaddafi, Mahmoud Hamid. Cellphone photos of the ceremony showed three bodies shortly before the burial, wrapped in white shrouds, in coffins of thin wood.

Mr. Beitalmal declined to specify where they had been interred or how the location would be kept secret.

The New York Times 

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