In images carried by Al Arabiya, Gaddafi was shown in what appeared to sand-coloured fatigues, his face splattered with blood and his left shoulder awash in red as fighters hauled him up off the ground. He appeared to have a wound to the head.
It appeared Gaddafi was being loaded into the back of a pick-up truck where his body was surrounded by several people. Blood had been wiped onto the trousers of some of those lifting him.
Libyan television said Gaddafi had suffered bullet wounds to the head and stomach.