In March 2011 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave an interview in which he revealed
Libya had funded the Nikolas Sarkozy election campaign in 2007. According to All Africa
Sarkozy ordered Gaddafi's death as the Libyan leader threatened to publish proof of his claims.
Furthermore, according to a report in the Telegraph
which cites Rami El Obeidi, former head of Libya's NTC Intelligence as the source, Gaddafi was betrayed by fellow dictator President Bashar al-Assad, leader of Syria. Assad provided Gaddafi's satelite telephone number which allowed agents to track him down.
El Obeidi told the Telegraph: "In exchange for this information, Assad had obtained a promise of a grace period from the French and less political pressure on the regime – which is what happened."
El Obeidi went on to say "French intelligence played a direct role in the death of Gaddafi, including his killing," by directing Libyan militamen to an area they could ambush Gaddafi's convoy.
As Digital Journal
reported following the murder of Muammer Gaddafi "Sarkozy had a few issues with Muammar Gaddafi too. At the very least he wasn't too keen on Gaddafi's claims that he had helped to finance his presidential election campaign. Of course it could be coincidence that French fighter planes were involved in targeting the Gaddafi convoy that tried to slip out of Sirte at dawn on the morning of Gaddafi's death, apparently waving white flags of surrender."
According to Intrepid Reporter
the Gaddafi convoy, complete with white flags, was tracked by a CIA Predator drone and then "French and other NATO jets pounded the convoy."
All Africa report that former Libyan interim Prime Minister, Mahmoud Jibril, who was in charge of Libya at the time of Gaddafi's murder, confirmed to Egyptian television that Gaddafi's killer was "a foreign agent who mixed with the revolutionary brigades." Also, Western diplomats told Italy's Corriere della Sera that the killer was "almost certainly French" and that "Sarkozy had every reason to want to get rid of the colonel as quickly as possible".