The last few moments of Gaddafi's life became clearer today as pictures surfaced of the moment a handgun was pushed to his temple. Seconds later the spluttering dictator can no longer be heard. The next scenes show the tyrant's lifeless body on the ground. His eyes are closed and he's not breathing. Amid reports tonight that the National Transitional Council will hand over the dead dictator's corpse to members of his extended family, the dramatic footage may clear up some of the mystery surrounding Gaddafi's death as his widow calls for an inquiry into how her husband died. The images appear to dispell claims from Libya's new government that the former leader was killed by crossfire on the way to hospital. Instead, they point to a frenzied execution surrounded by jeering rebels. Scroll down for video...
Last gasps of breath: A handgun is pointed at Gaddafi as he lays bleeding on the floor of an ambulance. The next time he was seen in public he was dead
Seconds from death: In this image taken from newly-released video, Gaddafi appears to clutch at his throat as the pistol is pressed against his head
The gun in pushed into Gaddafi's shoulder raising the possibility he was tortured by being shot here first. Right, the pistol is then pointed at the terrified dictator's head
Final seconds: Gaddafi is turned on his side to face the ground, an apparent gesture carried out to spare him from looking his killer in the eyes
Killed: A second clip taken at the same location and with the same raucous shouts in the background now shows Gaddafi dead