Libyan rebels say military commander killed



Abdel Fattah Younes
The head of the Libyan rebel’s armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen Thursday, the head of the rebel leadership said.
The death of Abdel-Fattah Younis was announced at a press conference in the de facto rebel capital, Benghazi, by the head of the rebels’ National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. He told reporters that rebel security had arrested the head of the group behind the killing.
Rebel security had arrested Younis and two of his aides early Thursday from their operations room near the rebels’ eastern front. Security officials said at the time that Younis was to be questioned about suspicions his family still had ties to Moammar Gaddafi’s regime.

Younis was Gaddafi’s interior minister before defecting to the rebels early in the uprising, which began in February.

Abdel-Jalil said kasino that Younis had been summoned aussie pokies online for questioning regarding “a military matter.” He said Younis and his two aides were shot before they arrived for questioning.

Abdel-Jalil called Younis “one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution,” a name marking the date of early protests against Gaddafi’s regime.

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