NATO confirmed Thursday that it had carried out an airstrike on a convoy near Sirte, where Moammar Gadhafi died. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.
By Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News Pentagon correspondent
A U.S. Predator drone fired a Hellfire missile at the 15-vehicle convoy carrying former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi as he attempted to flee his hometown of Sirte, U.S. officials told NBC News.
According to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, both the Predator and a NATO warplane launched missiles, striking several vehicles while the rest scattered. Gadhafi was in or near the motorcade, but apparently managed to make his way to a nearby drainage pipe, where he was captured by forces from Libya’s National Transition Council from Misrata.
It's still not clear whether Gadhafi's visible wounds were suffered during the airstrike or at the hands of his rebel captors.