Moammar Gaddafi was a thorn in Libya's side for 41 years, he ruled with an iron fist and destroyed anyone in his way, today, Libyans are celebrating the end of his reign and his death.

The video of his death has been released into the public domain, where he can be seen being kicked and savaging his bloodied body.

The dictator met his bloody end when a battle erupted in his home town of Sirte, Libya between his followers and the NTC. Libya's military chief Abu Bakr Younus Jabr was also killed in the gunfight.

He's wounded in both legs... He's been taken away by ambulance," the NTC's Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters this morning.

"He was also hit in his head," the official said. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."

The confirmation of his death ended hours of conflicting reports, one claiming he had been captured and shot in each leg, the other claiming he had been shot in the legs and in the head, the bullet that killed him.

Libya is celebrating today, which will no doubt continue into the week. The people of Libya will now be looking forward to building a new country from the ground up and avoiding the mistakes from the past 40 years.