According to new emerging reports revealed by Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra, Gaddafi was killed by French secret serviceman acting on orders of Nicolas Sarkozy. The man is thought to have infiltrated the violent mob who caught the former Libyan leader near Sirte.

The newspaper writes: 'Sinc
e the beginning of NATO support for the revolution, strongly backed by the government of Nicolas Sarkozy, Gaddafi openly threatened to reveal details of his relationship with the former president of France, including the millions of dollars paid to finance his candidacy at the French 2007 elections.'

Rami El Obeidi, the former head of foreign intelligence for the movement that overthrew Gaddafi, in his revelations to the Italian newspaper, claimed that it was the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad who betrayed Gaddafi, in an act of self-preservation, in exchange for an easing of French pressure on his regime. It was then the role of NATO to trace his location.

What is still not very clear is how Gaddafi was traced. While Mr El Obeidi said he knew that Gaddafi had been tracked through his satellite telecommunications system as he talked to some of his loyalists who had fled to Syria (mainly Yusuf Shakir), other media reports stated that he was talking to the Syrian president (ref. Daily Mail). Shashank Joshi, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London thinks itís "plausible that that intelligence was supplied by the Assad regime, as is alleged".

With the conflicting reports we find ourselves asking a few questions: Did really Al-Assad betray Gaddafi or was it just an interception of a call made between him and Gaddafi or other loyalists? Has the Daily Mail corrupted El Obeidi revelations or was it El Corriere della Serra's fault?