Gadhafi Son's Last Smoke Caught on Video

Videos appear to show bloodied but calm Mutassim Gadhafi smoking, resting.

October 21, 2011, 10:54 AM

Oct. 21, 2011— -- Mutassim Gadhafi, the son of Moammar Gadhafi who was reportedly captured and killed the same day as his father in Libya, was allowed a final cigarette before his death at the hands of rebels, new videos appear to show.

A man closely resembling Mutassim, who served as the dictator's national security advisor and potential successor, appears bloodied but remarkably calm in a series of videos that surfaced online overnight and spread through social media. In one, he nonchalantly takes a drag from a cigarette. In another, he drinks from a water bottle and is seen resting with his hands on his head.

Another new video shows the same man lying dead in the same clothes.

The videos come as the United Nations' High Commission for Human Rights called for an investigation into the death of Moammar Gadhafi, who also appeared alive and in rebel custody in a series of videos before he was killed, allegedly in "crossfire."

"On the issue of Gadhafi's death yesterday, the circumstances are unclear -- there seem to be four or five different versions of how he died," the U.N. office said in a statement. "We believe there is a need for an investigation and more details are needed to ascertain whether he was killed in the fighting or after his capture."

Along with Mutassim, two other Gadhafi sons have been reportedly killed in the fighting. Other children, including Gadhafi's daughter Aisha and her newborn, escaped to friendly African nations. Only Saif al-Islam, rival to Mutassim as heir apparent and the once-great hope for reform in Libya, remains unaccounted for.

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