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Libya Crisis:Rebel military commander killed in Libya

Friday, July 29, 2011

Laaska News  July 29,2011

The Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the rebel Libyan armed forces, General Abdul Fatah Younes, gives a press briefing at the Independant Libyan Foundation office. Photo: AFP   

The military commander of the Libyan rebels, General Abdel Fattah Younes, has been killed by pro-Gaddafi forces, the BBC reports, citing the opposition National Transitional Council.

NTC said General Younes had been summoned for questioning about military operations, but never made it to the meeting.

Reports said the General was suspected of ties to pro-Gaddafi forces.

General Younes was a former Libyan interior minister who defected to the rebel side in February.

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Libya rebel forces’ chief of staff dead

 

BENGHAZI, July 28 (Xinhua) — Libyan opposition leader Moustafa Abdel-Jalil said Thursday that the rebel forces’ chief of staff Abdel Fattah Younes was killed.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) chairman Jalil told a press conference that supporters of Muammar Gaddafi were responsible for the death of Younes. Two other military leaders were also killed.

The NTC would hold a three-day mourning for the death of Younes, Jalil said in the reble’s stronghold Benghazi.

The Libyan government in Tripoli has not commented on the statement of the NTC.

 Xinhua.

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